The song, released in 1955, tells the story of a prisoner who longs to escape the harsh realities of prison life. Cash’s signature deep, gravelly voice gives the song an air of authenticity and sadness, reflecting the struggles and desperation of the prisoner’s plight.
The lyrics, along with the sad and hypnotic guitar riff, make “Folsom Prison Blues” one of Cash’s most memorable songs. This eight-year-old is known as “Little John Cash” for a reason! Watch the full video below and please leave us a Facebook comment to let us know what you thought!