'Folsom Prison Blues' Johnny Cash And Roy Clark Performance

'Folsom Prison Blues' Johnny Cash And Roy Clark Performance

Check out this great video of Johnny Cash and Roy Clark performing ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ on the TV show Hee Haw.

“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 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”

What a great performance from these two!

“This had me grinning from ear to ear. Pure joy,” comments one person on YouTube after watching the video. “They don't make ‘em like Johnny and Roy anymore.”

“Dang, I never thought I would ever see Johnny Cash upstaged by anyone on this song,” writes another person on YouTube. “Johnny is obviously getting a tremendous kick out of Roy's musical antics.”

It is impressive to watch what Roy Clark can do with that slide guitar.

“Roy Clark has to be the very best guitar player of all times,” says one person on YouTube. “Don't believe there was anything he could not do with a guitar as well as any instrument he picked up.”

This popular song, ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ was written in 1953 and recorded in 1955 by Johnny Cash. The song combines elements from two popular folk styles, the train song and the prison song. Johnny Cash continued to use both of these styles for the rest of his career. And this particular song was one of his signature songs. In 2014, Rolling Stone ranked ‘Folsom Prison Blues,’ number 51 on its list of the 100 greatest country songs of all time.

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