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Folsom Prison Blues chords
Johnny Cash  1955

Capo I

e|------------------|(count from capo)
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------1-1--------|
A|-2-2-2-----2------|
E|-------------B3-0-| *B = bend string

  E
I hear the train a comin'

It's rollin' 'round the bend,

And I ain't seen the sunshine,

Since, I don't know when,
    A
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison,
                        E
And time keeps draggin' on,
         B7
But that train keeps a-rollin',
                 E
On down to San Antone.

     E
When I was just a baby,

My Mama told me, "Son,

Always be a good boy,

Don't ever play with guns,"
      A
But I shot a man in Reno,
                  E
Just to watch him die,
       B7
When I hear that whistle blowin',
                   E
I hang my head and cry.

  E
I bet there's rich folks eatin',

In a fancy dining car,

They're probably drinkin' coffee,

And smokin' big cigars,
      A
But I know I had it comin',
                  E
I know I can't be free,
          B7
But those people keep a-movin',
                         E
And that's what tortures me.

      E
Well, if they freed me from this prison,

If that railroad train was mine,

I bet I'd move out over a little,

Farther down the line,
A
Far from Folsom Prison,
                       E
That's where I want to stay,
        B7
And I'd let that lonesome whistle,
               E
Blow my Blues away. 

e|------------------|(count from capo)
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------1-1--------|
A|-2-2-2-----2------|
E|-------------B3-0-| *B = bend string

* Some people prefer to bend this string on 2 (B2)

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Kraziekhat 64,745 Feb 25, 2013 10:56 PM

There's no F#7 in Folsom P.B. and there's
a hundred people who agree. KK.

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Schoonsosa 41 Jun 07, 2013 02:52 PM

I like to throw in an A7 right before going into the A

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melig 10 Jun 18, 2013 09:21 AM

The intro/outro is easier to play like this to go to the E

e|------------------|(count from capo)
B|------------------|
G|------------------|
D|-------1-1--------|
A|-2-2-2-----2------|
E|-------------3---0|


You can bend that 3 if you like :)

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