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Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
Tab by David


[Intro]

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------3-3--------------------------------------------------------|
A|---2-2-2------2p0---------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------2b-0----------------------------------------------|

E
I hear the train a comin', it's rolling round the bend
                                    E7
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 Anton..
E
When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,
                        E7
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 blowing I hang my head and cry..


[Solo]

e|-----7-9-7-10p7------7-9-7-10--|----7-9-7-10p7-----7-9-7-10--10-9-7-|
B|-8s9-------------8s9-----------|-8s9------------8s9----------------9|
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5---------5---------5---------5--------------------------------|
G|-6-6---6-----6---6-----6---6-----6---6------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-7-------7-7-------7-7-------7----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

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


E
I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
                                   E7
they're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars.
    A                                           E
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
         B7
But those people keep a movin'
                          E
And that's what tortures me...


[Solo]

e|-----7-9-7-10p7------7-9-7-10--|----7-9-7-10p7-----7-9-7-10--10-9-7-|
B|-8s9-------------8s9-----------|-8s9------------8s9----------------9|
G|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------|------------------------------------|

e|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----5---------5---------5---------5--------------------------------|
G|-6-6---6-----6---6-----6---6-----6---6------------------------------|
D|-7-------7-7-------7-7-------7-7-------7----------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------|

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

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


E
Well if they'd free me from this prison,
E
If that railroad train was mine
E                              E7
I bet I'd move just a little further down the line
  A                                            E
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay
  B7                                            A  E
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away...



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| p  Pull-off
| b  Bend
| s  slide

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Ultan000 10 Feb 06, 2008 11:40 AM

intro is wrong.. it should be
D-------1-1-------
A-2-2-2-----2-----
E-------------3b-0

and im thinkin the solo is wrong

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FL_Bob2002 583 Jul 28, 2015 08:57 AM

Lack of accuracy. Tab incomplete. Clearly wrong. The intro is wrong and dont go with the chords. I dont know how these tabs ever get approved.
The intro is wrong and dont go with the chords. I dont know how these tabs ever get approved.

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FL_Bob2002 583 Jul 28, 2015 08:57 AM

That intro tab doesnt even go with the chords. This isnt right, play it with someone else playing the chords and you will see how off it sounds.

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