Johnny Cash

Folsom Prison Blues (ver. 2)

Johnny Cash

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Folsom Prison Blues (ver. 2)

	  		  G 
I hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend, 
 
  G                                              G7 
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when, 
 
    C7                                             G 
I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on. 
 
         D7                                     G 
But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone. 
 
 
2. When I was just a baby, my momma 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. 
 
3. I bet there's rich folk eatin'in a fancy dining car. 
   They're prob'ly 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. 
 
4. Well if they freed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine, 
   I bet I'd move it all 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. 
 
 
 
From: [email protected] (Trond J. Stroem) 
 
 
I think Cash' recording goes E - A - B7, otherwise this is correct, of course. 
--  
 
From: [email protected] (Kevin Colton) 
Subject: TAB:  Fulsom Prison Blues 
 
Well no one has requested this but here are the riffs 
from Johnny Cash's "Fulsom Prison Blues".  I'd like to  
see tab/chords for any of his other songs, particularly 
"Ring of Fire."    All mistakes are mine alone ... Kevin 
 
 
h    = hammer  
p    = pull off 
b    = bend 
(B7) = chord 
 
  
INTRO and END ... 
  
e 
B 
G 
D        1 1               Verse = E A B7 
A  2 2 2     2                 alternate pick / downstrum 
E              3b4b3 0         ie. pick 5th / down / 
                                   pick 6th / down 
  
  
SOLO ... 
  
e      7 9p7 10 7       7 9p7 9b10b9 
B  8h9              8h9 
G                                       x 2 
D 
A 
E 
  
  
e  7 6 5     5           5       5   9 5   12 11 12 11 
B              5           5       5     5 
G        6 6     6   6 6     6 
D 
A 
E 
  
  
e 
B 
G 
D    0h2   2     2     2     0h2   2 
A        2         0h2           2         0 1 
E  0           0           0           0 4 
  
  
e 
B 
G 
D                                    1   1   1   1       
A  2 (B7)   (B7) 2 (B7)   (B7) 0h2 2   2   1   0 
E         2             2                          2b3b2 0 
		  

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