folsom prison blues lyrics – hank williams jr.

i hear that 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 dragging on
but that freight train keeps a rolling on down to san antone
well when i was just a baby my mama told me son
bocephus be a good boy don’t ever play with guns
but i killed a man in shreveport just to watch him die
when i hear that whistle blowing i hang my head and i cry
i bet there’s rich folks eatin’ in a fancy dining car
they’re prob’ly drinking coffee and smoking big cigars
but i know i had it coming i know i can’t be free
but those people keep a moving and that’s what tortures me
[ guitar ]
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 wanna stay
then lord i’d let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away
oh lord i’d let that lonesome whistle blow all my blues away

/ hank williams jr lyrics