Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

Johnny Cash


writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 11 in album Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
release date: 1957-10-11
popularity : 445 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Rockabilly
length: 2:49
producer: Sam Phillips
vocal: Johnny Cash
guitar: Luther Perkins and Johnny Cash
double bass: Marshall Grant
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

Album Information

label: Sun Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar 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


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Island Line
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Country Boy
  • 4 If the Good Lord’s Willing
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)
  • 7 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 8 I Was There When It Happened
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Doin’ My Time