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Folsom Prison Blues

This song is by Merle Haggard and appears on the album Mama Tried (1968).

This song is a cover of "Folsom Prison Blues" by Johnny Cash.
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Folsom Prison Blues
I hear that train a comin', it's rollin' round the bend
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when
I'm locked in Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on
And I hear that train 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 lonesome whistle I hang my head and I cry

I bet there's rich folks eatin' in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars
Well, I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free
But I hear that train a rollin' and that's what tortures me

If they freed me from this prison and that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line
Far from Folsom Prison that's where I long to be
And let that train a rollin', rollin' my blues away


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