Folsom Prison Blues (live) Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track in album The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983)
release date: 1992
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length: 2:45
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

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Johnny Cash The Essential Johnny Cash (1955-1983) cover art
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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 out 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Hey Porter
  • 2 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 3 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 4 Luther Played the Boogie
  • 5 Get Rhythm
  • 6 I Walk the Line
  • 7 Home of the Blues
  • 8 Give My Love to Rose
  • 9 Rock Island Line
  • 10 Doin' My Time
  • 11 Big River
  • 12 Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  • 13 Guess Things Happen That Way
  • 14 The Ways of a Woman in Love
  • 15 Thanks a Lot
  • 16 Oh, What a Dream
  • 17 What Do I Care
  • 18 All Over Again
  • 19 I Still Miss Someone
  • 20 I'd Just Be Fool Enough (To Fall)
  • 21 Walking the Blues
  • 22 Frankie's Man, Johnny
  • 23 Tennessee Flat-Top Box
  • 24 Sing It Pretty, Sue
  • 25 Pickin' Time
  • 26 Five Feet High and Rising
  • 27 The Old Account
  • 28 (There'll Be) Peace in the Valley (For Me)
  • 29 Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord)
    CD 2
  • 1 Don't Take Your Guns to Town
  • 2 The Ballad of Boot Hill
  • 3 The Rebel - Johnny Yuma
  • 4 The Big Battle
  • 5 When the Roses Bloom Again
  • 6 The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  • 7 The Legend of John Henry's Hammer
  • 8 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 9 The Long Black Veil
  • 10 I Got Stripes
  • 11 25 Minutes to Go
  • 12 The Wall
  • 13 Busted
  • 14 Bad News
  • 15 Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog
  • 16 Orange Blossom Special
  • 17 Ring of Fire
  • 18 Understand Your Man
  • 19 Jackson
  • 20 Blistered
  • 21 See Ruby Fall
  • 22 Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station
  • 23 Daddy Sang Bass
    CD 3
  • 1 Folsom Prison Blues (live)
  • 2 Cocaine Blues (live)
  • 3 San Quentin (live)
  • 4 A Boy Named Sue (live)
  • 5 Wanted Man
  • 6 Singin' in Vietnam Talkin' Blues
  • 7 Man in Black
  • 8 What Is Truth?
  • 9 Flesh and Blood
  • 10 Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 11 Oney
  • 12 One Piece at a Time
  • 13 Hit the Road and Go
  • 14 Rockabilly Blues (Texas 1955)
  • 15 I Will Rock and Roll With You
  • 16 No Expectations
  • 17 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  • 18 Bull Rider
  • 19 Highway Patrolman
  • 20 After the Ball
  • 21 Without Love
  • 22 The Last Time
  • 23 I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar