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Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (Lead)
Album: At Folsom Prison (1999)
Submitter: axehappy (0) on 2/1/02 9 comments
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Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues (with lead)

By axehappy - axehappy at countrytabs.com


C7     =   x32310                          F      =   133211

F7     =   131211                          Bb     =   x13331

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C7    F
INTRO


  F
I hear that train a-comin, its rollin' round the bend.
                                                  F7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since, I don't know when.
    Bb                                              F
I'm stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin' on.
         C7                                      F 
But that train keeps a-rollin', on down to San Antone.



When I was just a baby, My momma told me,
                                                 F7 
"Son, always be a good boy, don't ever play with guns."
      Bb                                    F
But I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die.
       C7                                            F
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry.


F   F7   Bb  F  C7  F
INSTRUMENTAL



I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car,
                                                   F7
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars.
       Bb                                      F
Well I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free,
          C7                                             F
But those people keep a-movin', and that's what tortures me.


F   F7   Bb  F  C7  F
INSTRUMENTAL



Well if they freed me from this prison, 

If that railroad train was mine,
                                               F7
I bet I'd move it on a little further down the line.
Bb                                             F
Far from Folsom prison, that's where I want to stay.
        C7                                       F   C7   F
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away.


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INTRO

        C7            F

E---------0--0--0------1--1--1--1---|
B---------1--1--1------1--1--1--1---|
G---------3--3--3------2--2--2--2---|
D--------2--2----------3--3--3--3---|
A--3-3-3-------3---------------3----|
E-----------------3br-1--1--1-------|



INSTRUMENTALS

     F                           

E------8-11-8-11-8-----8-11-8-11-----8-11-8-11-8-----8-11-8-11-8------
B--9h10------------9h10----------9h10------------9h10-----------10----
G-----------------------------------------------------------------10--
D---------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------

   Bb                                    F

E---6-6--6-6---6-6-------6-----6-10-6-----1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---
B---6-6--6-6---6-6-6----6-6---6--6---6----1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---
G---7-7--7-7---7-7--5--7---5---------6b---2-2-2-1---2-2-2-1---
D-----------------------------------------3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---
A-------------------------------------------------------------
E--7----------7--------------------------1---------1----------

                         C7                            F            

E---1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1----0-0-0-0---0-0-0-0---0------------|
B---1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1----1-1-1-1---1-1-1-1---1------------|
G---2-2-2-1----2-2-2-2----3-3-3-3---3-3-3-3---3------------|
D---3-3-3-3----3-3-3-3----2-2-2-2---2-2-2-2---2------------|
A------------------------3---------3---------3--3-2--------|
E--1----------1------------------------------------3br-1---| 
 Comments (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
Which recording is this?
-doomsdayrobert | 4/20/2004
if your like me and have trouble barring chords, I find it easier for this song to put a capo on the first fret, that way you don't have to bar, and then at the solo, just play it where you normally would.
-tbirdsports | 6/28/2004
any way you can transfer this to a capo1 i cant figure out what the chords would be...thank you
-WALKER8527 | 3/28/2005
Another great tab by Axe!
-eric_steinmetz | 8/13/2005
Nice tab, I dont like dealing with the damn capo.
-jaylaurel01 | 12/16/2005
Barr chords for Folsom Prison Blues? Uh, no.
-guitar355 | 12/29/2005
dis thing wrong
-ytsirk2 | 1/20/2006
Great Job on the instrumental
-halifaxcou | 2/4/2010
Typically, John and Luther were tuned up a step, so an open E was actually an F.
-diverden | 11/13/2013
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