Folsom Prison Blues (2:49)

Cover of The Legend of Johnny Cash

From The Legend of Johnny Cash and 734 other releases

“Folsom Prison Blues” is an American country music song credited to Johnny Cash. The song combines elements from two popular folk genres, the train song and the prison song, both of which Cash would continue to use for the rest of his career. It has become one of Cash’s signature songs and the most notable song on Cash’s “At Folsom Prison” album which is widely considered to be one of the top 100 albums of all time.

Notable covers of this song include versions done by The Gin Blossoms, Reverend Horton Heat, Brooks & Dunn and The Folsom Prison Gang.


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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-An-Tone

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