Roy Clark performs “Folsom Prison Blues” Live Video On Hee Haw 1969.

We are before the first appearance of Roy, interpreting the song of "Folsom Prison Blues" in the Hee Haw variety program, occurred in 1969. He played it again several times in other shows, including a duet with Johnny Cash.

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Roy Clark – Folsom Prison Blues:

Ep cover Johnny Cash ( Sun 1958 )
Ep cover Johnny Cash ( Sun 1958 )

 

We are before the first appearance of Roy, interpreting the song of “Folsom Prison Blues” in the Hee Haw variety program, occurred in 1969.
He played it again several times in other shows, including a duet with Johnny Cash.

 

Story Of The Song

Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Three performs “Folsom Prison Blues” Live Video The Jimmy Dean Show.





Lp cover Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1968 )
Lp cover Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1968 )

Versions:
Bobby Rowan 1959 (Arc Records)
Brian Hyland 1964 (ABC Paramount)
Charley Pride 1966 (RCA)
Porter Wagoner 1967 (RCA)
Bobby Bare 1968 (RCA)
Conway Twitty 1968 (Decca)
Ernest Tubb 1969 (Decca)
Carl Perkins 1969 (Sun Records)
Hank Williams Jr 1970 (MGM)
Hank Snow 1971 (RCA)
..and many more.





Johnny Cash – Folsom Prison Blues Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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

[Verse 2]
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, I hang my head and cry

[Verse 3]
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 a-movin’
And that’s what tortures me

[Verse 4]
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

Single Johnny Cash ( Sun 1955 )
Single Johnny Cash ( Sun 1955 )

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