Folsom Prison Blues Albums Gigs Lyrics


Johnny Cash
Original Band
Johnny Cash


Title Artist Label Type Year
Elixirs & Remedies Robyn Hitchcock & Grant Lee Phillips Scotopia Pictures Authorized 2002


Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Grant Lee Hitchcock Sweetwater Café Mill Valley California US June 22, 2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US June 24, 2000


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 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

I bet there's rich folks eating in a fancy dining car
They're probably drinkin' coffee and smoking big cigars
Well I know I had it coming, I know I can't be free
But those people keep on movin'
And that's what tortures me

Well if they freed me from this prison
If that 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