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Folsom Prison Blues chords

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This is the version cash used in his later life besides a few times and it is the version i prefer to play. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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This is the Version of Folsom Prison Blues that Cash played in his later life during the late 80s till the 
end of his career the main source I use is this - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzCyHZLhYK4 and go to 50
seconds in

If youre playing both parts of singing and solos and introduction then do not use a capo

Chord Fingering [if not using a capo then the chords are E, E7, A and B7] 

   D  D7 G  A7

Hello I'm Johnny Cash 

[Verse one]

I hear the train a comin', It's rollin' 'round the bend
D                                                  D7
And I ain't seen the sunshine, Since, I don't know when
G                                                 D 
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison And time keeps draggin' on
A7                                               D
But that train keeps a-rollin', On down to San Antone

[Verse 2]

When I was just a baby. My Mama told me, son
D                                          D7
Always be a good boy. Don't ever play with guns
G                                           D
But I shot a man in Reno. Just to watch him die
A7                                                    D
When I hear that whistle blowin'. I hang my head and cry 

[Verse 3]

I bet there's rich folks eatin', In a fancy dining car 
D                                                   D7
They're probably drinkin' coffee, And smokin' big cigars
G                                               D
But I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free
A7                                                  D
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
D                                                   D7
I bet I'd move out over a little, Farther down the line
G                                               D
Far from Folsom Prison, That's where I want to stay
A7                                                 D
And I'd let that lonesome whistle, Blow my blues away

[Outro verse]

A7               D
Blow...my blues away


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ilovewookiiezz 10 3 days ago

excellent and easy chords like he played on stages

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