Video 1: At speed with Backing Track.
Video 2: 70% speed with Backing Track.
Video 3: Played at half speed, divided into sections & explained.
Folsom Prison Blues Chords:
Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics & Chord Placement:
[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,
I’m [A] stuck in Folsom Prison,
And time keeps draggin’ [E] on,
But that [B7] train keeps a-rollin’,
On down to San An[E]tone.
[E] When I was just a baby,
My Mama told me, “Son,
Always be a good boy,
Don’t ever play with guns,”
But I [A] shot a man in Reno,
Just to watch him [E] die,
When I [B7] hear that whistle blowin’,
I hang my head and [E] cry. [Lead break] [E-A-E-B7-E].
[E] I bet there’s rich folks eatin’,
In a fancy dining car,
They’re probably drinkin’ coffee,
And smokin’ big cigars,
But I [A] know I had it comin’,
I know I can’t be [E] free,
But those [B7] people keep a-movin’,
And that’s what tortures [E] me. [Lead break] [E-A-E-B7-E].
[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,
That’s where I want to [E] stay,
And I’d [B7] let that lonesome whistle,
Blow my Blues a[E]way.
Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings – Folsom Prison Blues (Live at Farm Aid 1985)