Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash


I hear the train a comin' it's rolling 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 rolling, 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 blowing (Choo Choo!), I hang my head and cry.

I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car,
they're probably drinking coffee and smoking big cigars.
Well I know I had it coming I know I can't be free,
but those people keep moving, and that's what tortures me.

Well if they free me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move it all a little farther down the line.
Also far from Folsom prison that's where I want to stay,
and I'd let that lonesome whistle (Choo Choo!) blow my blues away...

And I'd let that lonesome whistle (Choo Choo!) blow my blues away.