Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues

One benefit of growing old is that the possibility of a life sentence gets less and less threatening.

Pity the subjest of the best first line ever written in a country and western song : I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole. Does that scan, or what?

This was recorded live at Folsom Prison. You can tell from the audience’s cheers and applause for the line: I shot a man in Reno, just to watch him die. That’s harsh.

Gleegaters: you may be tough, but you don’t want to go there.

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