I'm Free From the Chain Gang Now Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing
writers: Louis Herscher, Saul Klein
album: Track 10 in album The Sound of Johnny Cash
release date: 1962-8
popularity : 48 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

Cover Art

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