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Folsom Prison Blues (Live)
                               Johnny Cash             
                          Album: At Folsom Prison

Capo on 1st fret

 [intro:]
e|------------------------|
B|--------0--0--0----0----|
G|------------------------|
D|-------1--1-------------|
A|-2-2-2-------2----------|
E|----------------2b3---0-|

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

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


 [Solo:]
e|----0-------0--------7-10p7-10-p7--------7-10p7-10-----|
B|----0-0-----0----8h9-----------------8h9---------------|
G|---1---1---1-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-------0---------------------------------------------|

e|-----7-10p7-10-p7--------7-10p7-10p7-----|
B|-8h9-----------------8h9-------------9-8-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|------5-------5-------5-------9----|
B|-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5---|
G|---6----6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-0--------0-------0-------0--------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|----0--------0--------0-------|
B|----0-0------0-0------0-0-----|
G|---1---1----1---1----1---1----|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0--------0--------0--------0-|

e|--------2--------2--------2------------|
B|--------4-4------4-4------4-4----------|
G|-------4---4----4---4----4---4---------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-0-1-2--------2--------2-------1-------|
E|---------------------------------2b3-0-|

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


 [Solo:]
e|----0-------0--------7-10p7-10-p7--------7-10p7-10-----|
B|----0-0-----0----8h9-----------------8h9---------------|
G|---1---1---1-------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------|
E|-0-------0---------------------------------------------|

e|-----7-10p7-10-p7--------7-10p7-10p7-----|
B|-8h9-----------------8h9-------------9-8-|
G|-----------------------------------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|-----------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------------------|

e|------5-------5-------5-------9----|
B|-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5-----5-5---|
G|---6----6---6---6---6---6---6---6--|
D|-----------------------------------|
A|-0--------0-------0-------0--------|
E|-----------------------------------|

e|----0--------0--------0-------|
B|----0-0------0-0------0-0-----|
G|---1---1----1---1----1---1----|
D|------------------------------|
A|------------------------------|
E|-0--------0--------0--------0-|

e|--------2--------2--------2------------|
B|--------4-4------4-4------4-4----------|
G|-------4---4----4---4----4---4---------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-0-1-2--------2--------2-------1-------|
E|---------------------------------2b3-0-|

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


 [Outro:]
e|-------------------------0------0--|
B|--------0--0--0----0-----0-0----0--|
G|------------------------1---1---1--|
D|-------1--1---------------------2--|
A|-2-2-2-------2------------------2--|
E|----------------2b3---0-------0----|



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| h  Hammer-on
| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend

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mattyk_09 10 Jul 07, 2006 11:43 PM

finally an accurate tab for this song with a decent layout

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i-am-indiegirl 10 Nov 11, 2006 12:03 PM

just watched the film walk the line, its inspired me to start playin loads of cash stuff, gotta love the man

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BEAST89 20 Mar 21, 2007 04:25 PM

seems to me that the tabbed parts(solos and whatnot) are tabbed without a capo while the chords are tabbed with a capo on the first fret.

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