Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics by Flatt And Scruggs

Flatt And Scruggs Lyrics

Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics
(Hello I'm Lester Flatt and I'm Earl Scruggs)

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 stuck in Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on

But that train keeps a rollin' on down to San Antone

When I was just a baby my mama told me son

Always be a good boy don't ever play with guns

But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die

When I hear that whistle blowin' I hang my head and cry

[ ac.guitar - banjo ]

I bet there's rich folks eatin' from a fancy dining car

They're probably drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars

Well I know I had it comin' I know I can't be free

But those people keep on movin' and that's what tortures me

[ ac.guitar - dobro ]

Well if they freed me from this prison if this railroad train was mine

I bet I'd move it on a little farther down the line

Far from Folsom Prison that's where I want to stay

And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

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