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Author
Artist: Everlast
Title: Folsom Prison Blues
Tuning: Three Steps Down (E A D G B E) to (B E A D F# B)


Gtr.1 - Electric
Gtr.2 - Acoustic


I know that the Johnny Cash version is standard,
but Everlast’s version sounds more loose and twangy
and I just couldn’t get that in standard.

(I’ve been looking this song up since I heard it on the radio,
and there were only tabs by Johnny Cash,
so this is the very first tab of Folsom Prison Blues by Everlast. So enjoy.)


-Intro-
 Gtr.2
|--------------|
|--------------|
|-----1-1------|
|-2-2-----2----|
|-----------3b-|
|--------------|

 Gtr.2
|--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-| [2x]
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---|

 Gtr.1 (dist.)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-|
|---2-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|   * *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** |
|Gtr.2                                                            | [2x]
|--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---|

-Verse 1-
 Chord A Riff [2x]
 Gtr.1 (dist.)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-|
|---2-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--222-22--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|   * *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** |
|Gtr.2                                                            | [2x]
|--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00--00-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|-2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---2---|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---|

 Chord D Riff [1x]
 Gtr.1 (dist.)
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-------2-|
|---0-00--000-00--000-00--000-00--000-00--000-00--000-00--000-00--|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|-----------------------------------------------------------------|
|   * *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** |
|Gtr.2                                                            |
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33--33-|
|--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22--22-|
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---0---|
|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---|
|-x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---x---|

Chord A Riff [1x]
Chord D Riff [1x]
Chord A Riff [1x]

-Solo-
 Gtr.1 (dist.) (w/Gtr.2 rhythm chords)
|-----3-3------3-3-----3-3------3-3--------8--8----------8--8-----3-3------3-3-|
|----5-5-5----5-5-----5-5-5----5-5-------10-10-10------10-10-----5-5-5----5-5--|
|-5h6------5h6-----5h6------5h6-----10h11---------10h11-------5h6------5h6-----|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-h3h4-h7-h3h4-h7-h3h4-h7-h3h4-h7p4p3p0-----------------------------17~17~17~--|
|---------------------------------------5~-5~-3~-1~----------------------------|
|---------------------------------------------------2~--2////////14~-----------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

-Verse 2-
Chord A Riff [2x]
Chord D Riff [1x]
Chord A Riff [1x]
Chord D Riff [1x]
Chord A Riff [1x]

-Solo-
 Gtr.1 (dist.) (w/Gtr.2 rhythm chords)
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-16h17171716h17171716h17171716h17171716h17171716h17171716h17p16p15p13----------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------------h14141414-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|---------------------------------------------1717171717171717-----------------|
|-16h17171716h17171716h17171716h17171717171717----------------1515151515151515-|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

|-11h12-h17-11h12-h17-11h12-h17-11h12-h17p12p11-1212121210101010-----------------|
|---------------------------------------------------------------1313131310101010-|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

(you can also just play the above part again and skip this part)
|-16h17h2016h17h2016h17h2016h17h20-24242424232323232222222217171717-|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
|-------------------------------------------------------------------|

|----------------------------------------------------------|
|-16h17--16h17--16h17--16h17--16h17--16h17--16h17--16h17---|
|------14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-----14-|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|
|----------------------------------------------------------|

-Verse 3-
Chord A Riff [2x]
Chord D Riff [1x]
Chord A Riff [1x]
Chord D Riff [1x]
Chord A Riff [1x]

-Ending-


-Lyrics-
A
I hear the train a comin', comin’ round the bend

and I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,
    D                                           A
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, time keeps draggin' on
     D                                          A
that train just keeps a rollin' on down to San Anton..

A
When I was just a baby my mama told me. Son,

always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns.
      D                                    A
But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die
       D                                            A
when I hear that whistle blowin’ I hang my head and cry..

A
Be Findin’ rich folks eating in a fancy dining car

they're probably drinkin' whiskey and smoking big cigars.
       D                                       A
Well I know I had it comin’, I know I can't be free
          D                                             A
but those people keep a movin' and that's what tortures me...

A
If they'd free me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine

I'd probably move it just a little further down the line
D                                              A
far from Folsom prison, that's where I long to stay
        D                                           A
and I'd let that lonesome whistle blow all my blues away.....

            
            
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