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Folsom Prison Blues chords

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[Intro]
       let ring -------| 
e|--------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|--------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|--------|---2---2---2-----|-----------------|
D|--------|-1---1-----------|-----------------| to verse
A|--2-2-2-|---------2-------|-------------2---|
E|--------|-------------2b--|-0---0---0-------|
                                  P.M.------|
[Verse]
  E
I hear the train a comin' It's rollin' 'round the bend,
    E
And I ain't seen the sunshine, Since, I don't know when,
    A                                                E
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, And time keeps draggin' on,
         B7                                      E
But that train keeps a-rollin', on down to San Antone.
     E
When I was just a baby, My Mama told me,  Son,
E
Always be a good boy, Don't ever play with guns,
      A                                     E
But I shot a man in Reno, Just to watch him die,
       B7                                             E
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry.


[Solo] (listen to song for rhythm)

e|-----7-9-7-10-7----------------7-9-7-10-7--|
B|-8h9-----------------------8h9-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------| x2
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|--7---------------5-5---5-5---------5-(5)-0----------------------|
B|----9-----------2-2-2---2-2-------2-2-(2)---0--------------------|
G|------9-------2--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------0------------------------1-2-3-3-3-1-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------3b-1--|

[Verse]
      E
I bet there's rich folks eatin', In a fancy dining car,
E
They're probably drinkin' coffee, And smokin' big cigars,
       A                                       E
Well I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free,
              B7                                        E
But those people keep a-movin',And that's what tortures me.

[Solo]
e|-----7-9-7-10-7----------------7-9-7-10-7--|
B|-8h9-----------------------8h9-------------|
G|-------------------------------------------| x2
D|-------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------|

e|--7---------------5-5---5-5---------5-(5)-0----------------------|
B|----9-----------2-2-2---2-2-------2-2-(2)---0--------------------|
G|------9-------2--------------------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
A|----------------------0------------------------1-2-3-3-3-1-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------3b-1--|

[Verse]
      E
Well, if they freed me from this prison, If that railroad train was mine,
  E
I bet I'd move it all a little, Farther down the line,
    A                                           E
Far from Folsom Prison, That's where I want to stay,
            B7                                     E
And I'd let that lonesome whistle, Blow my Blues away.

[Outro]
       let ring -------| 
e|--------|-----------------|-----------------|
B|--------|-----------------|-----------------|
G|--------|---2---2---2-----|---------1-------|
D|--------|-1---1-----------|---------2-------|
A|----2-2-|---------2-------|---------2-------|
E|--------|-------------2b--|-0---0---0-------|
                                 P.M.

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| P.M.  Palm mute
| b     Very slight bend

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KY_FARM_BOY 10 Jan 09, 2007 07:49 AM

your missin an A chord between the B7 and E

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seanm42 10 Jan 19, 2007 04:00 AM

and your intro and outtro is a semitone too high, its meant to start on the B and resolve on the low E.
after listening to the song im not so sure it does go down to that A after the B7 so thats well spotted cos most blues songs do

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SlashIsGod091 93 Mar 15, 2007 03:23 PM

the chords are perfect, but the solo is a little off.

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