Folsom Prison Blues (Live) – Johnny Cash

“Folsom Prison Blues” (Live) Lyrics

I hear the train a-comin’, it’s rollin’ ’round the bend
And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when
I’m stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin’ on
But that train keeps a-rollin’
On down to San Antone
When I was just a baby, my mama told me
“Son¬†always be a good boy, don’t ever play with guns”
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
When I hear that whistle blowin’
I hang my head and cry
I bet there’s rich folks eatin’ in a fancy dining car
They’re probably drinkin’ coffee and smokin’ big cigars
But I know I had it comin’, I know I can’t be free
But those people keep a-movin’
And that’s what tortures me
Well, if they freed me from this prison
If that railroad train was mine
I bet I’d move on over a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom Prison, that’s where I want to stay
And I’d let that lonesome whistle
Blow my blues away