Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash
Folsom Prison Blues (Guitar tab)

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This is a rough version of
"Fulsom Prison Blues" - Johnny Cash


h = hammer
p = pull off
b = bend
(B7) = chord


INTRO and END ...

e
B
G
D 1 1 Verse = E A B7
A 2 2 2 2 alternate pick / downstrum
E 3b4b3 0 ie. pick 5th / down /
pick 6th / down


SOLO ...

e 7 9p7 10 7 7 9p7 9b10b9
B 8h9 8h9
G x 2
D
A
E


e 7 6 5 5 5 5 9 5 12 11 12 11
B 5 5 5 5
G 6 6 6 6 6 6
D
A
E


e
B
G
D 0h2 2 2 2 0h2 2
A 2 0h2 2 0 1
E 0 0 0 0 4


e
B
G
D 1 1 1 1
A 2 (B7) (B7) 2 (B7) (B7) 0h2 2 2 1 0
E 2 2 2b3b2 0


Marc,
I don't know how many of these songs you will be familiar with so I'll include words
for ones that are like this. A lot are words with chords over them.


Johnny Cash does this in E.
E
I hear the train a comin' it's rollin 'round the bend

and I a'int seen the sunshine since I don't know when
A E
I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, and time keeps draggin' on.
B7 E
But that train keeps a movin' on down to-San-An-Tone

(same pattern for all verses)

When I was just a baby my mame 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 heat the whistle blowin' I hang my head and cry.

Well, if they freed me fom this prison, if that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd move it all a little farther down the line
Far from Fulsom Prison, that's where I want to stay
And I'd let that lonsome whistle, blow my blues away






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From: kra9493@acf6.acf.nyu.edu

Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
(from "The Songs of Johnny Cash")

G
I hear the train a-comin'; it's rollin' 'round the bend,

G G7
And I ain't seen the sunshine since I don't know when,

C7 G
I'm stuck at Folsom Prison and time keeps draggin' on.

D7 G
But that train keeps a-rollin' on down to San Antone.


2. When I was just a baby, my momma 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.

3. I bet there's rich folk eatin'in a fancy dining car.
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee and smokin' big cigars,
But I know I had it comin', I know I can't be free,
But those people keep a-movin', and that's what tortures me.

4. Well if they freed me from this prison, if that railroad train was mine,
I bet I'd move it all 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.



From: t.j.strom@ub.uio.no (Trond J. Stroem)


I think Cash' recording goes E - A - B7, otherwise this is correct, of course.
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From: colton@bnr.ca (Kevin Colton)
Subject: TAB: Fulsom Prison Blues

Well no one has requested this but here are the riffs
from Johnny Cash's "Fulsom Prison Blues". I'd like to
see tab/chords for any of his other songs, particularly
"Ring of Fire." All mistakes are mine alone ... Kevin


h = hammer
p = pull off
b = bend
(B7) = chord


INTRO and END ...

e
B
G
D 1 1 Verse = E A B7
A 2 2 2 2 alternate pick / downstrum
E 3b4b3 0 ie. pick 5th / down /
pick 6th / down


SOLO ...

e 7 9p7 10 7 7 9p7 9b10b9
B 8h9 8h9
G x 2
D
A
E


e 7 6 5 5 5 5 9 5 12 11 12 11
B 5 5 5 5
G 6 6 6 6 6 6
D
A
E


e
B
G
D 0h2 2 2 2 0h2 2
A 2 0h2 2 0 1
E 0 0 0 0 4


e
B
G
D 1 1 1 1
A 2 (B7) (B7) 2 (B7) (B7) 0h2 2 2 1 0
E 2 2 2b3b2 0

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