View Full Version : Crescent City Blues/ Folsom Prison Blues

08-29-2012, 02:04 AM
I was wondering if any one had "Crescent City Blues" to (not the song that Emmylou Harris sings) share with me. Plus Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.


08-29-2012, 04:00 PM
Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

on the way

08-29-2012, 06:35 PM
Thanks Sparky! I appreciate it.


08-29-2012, 11:41 PM
Found you Travis Edmonson - Crescent City Blues
on the way

08-30-2012, 12:31 AM
Sparky, Thanks. It's kind of what I was looking for... some of the same lyrics. A female sang this song, it's where Johnny Cash got the idea to write Folsom Prison Blues a year later.

Here are the lyrics from the female singer.

I hear the train a-comin, it's rolling 'round the bend
And I ain't been kissed lord since I don't know when
The boys in Crescent City don't seem to know I'm here
That lonesome whistle seems to tell me, Sue, disappear

When I was just a baby my mama told me, Sue,
When you're grown up I want that you should go and see and do
But I'm stuck in Crescent City just watching life mosey by
When I hear that whistle blowin', I hang my head and cry

I see the rich folks eatin' in that fancy dining car
They're probably having pheasant breast and eastern caviar
Now I ain't crying envy and I ain't crying me
It's just that they get to see things that I've never seen

If I owned that lonesome whistle, if that railroad train was mine
I bet I'd find a man a little farther down the line
Far from Crescent City is where I'd like to stay
And I'd let that lonesome whistle blow my blues away

08-30-2012, 01:31 AM
Beverly Maher - Crescent City Blues going your way

08-30-2012, 01:20 PM
Thanks Sparky!!