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    Crescent City Blues/ Folsom Prison Blues

    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.

    Thanks!!
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    Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash.

    on the way
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    Thanks Sparky! I appreciate it.

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    Found you Travis Edmonson - Crescent City Blues
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    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

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    Beverly Maher - Crescent City Blues going your way
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    Thanks Sparky!!

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