I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash The Sound of Johnny Cash cover art
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I got rid of the shackles that bound me and the guards that were always around me
There were tears on the mail mother sent me in jail
But I'm free from the chain gang now
Back home I was known and respected then one day I was wrongly suspected
So they put me in chains in a cold freezin' rain but I'm free from the chain gang now

All the years I was known by a number how I kept my mind is a wonder
And the bare prison cell that was one step from hell
But I'm free from the chain gang now
I prayed that the gossip will spare me when I return to the one I will marry
Like a bird in a tree I got my liberty and I'm free from the chain gang now

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lost on the Desert
  • 2 Accidentally on Purpose
  • 3 In the Jailhouse Now
  • 4 Mr. Lonesome
  • 5 You Won’t Have Far to Go
  • 6 In Them Old Cottonfields Back Home
  • 7 Delia’s Gone
  • 8 I Forgot More Than You’ll Ever Know
  • 9 You Remembered Me
  • 10 I’m Free From the Chain Gang Now
  • 11 Let Me Down Easy
  • 12 Sing It Pretty, Sue


  • credits


    publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
    writers: Louis Herscher, Saul Klein
    album: Track 10 in album The Sound of Johnny Cash
    release date: 1962-8
    popularity : 62 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 1:51

    Album Information

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