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Folsom Prison Blues

Johnny Cash surely paid for his crime
Singing the blues while he served his time
  Sang his heart out in prison
  Till his spirits had risen
Joined the "Outlaw" singers in his prime

Written for the Behind Bars Blues contest

The "Outlaws" included Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristopherson and Waylon 
Jennings.  They earned this title because the Grand Ole Opry refused to let them 
perform there.

Copyright © Diane Locksley

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  1. Date: 6/21/2011 12:57:00 PM
    Crikey, I didn't realise how many contest results I'd missed while co judging with Carolyn - please forgive hasty message - many congrats to you for all your recent wins : )

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 11:20:00 AM
    Fine Limerick Diane with a touch of music history. That makes it a winner for me Big Style :)

  1. Date: 6/21/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Randa's "Behind Bars Blues" contest Diane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:46:00 AM
    A fact that I didn't know. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:23:00 AM
    Congrats Diane on your top ten win in the contest with this super write ..enjoy with luv..

  1. Date: 6/18/2011 10:17:00 AM
    My congratulations on the win in the contest of miranda, Diane

  1. Date: 6/13/2011 7:57:00 AM
    Hi Diane, like Jack I didn't know much about Johnny Cash's past. Great write for the coontest! Good luck!...Gert:)

  1. Date: 6/6/2011 11:02:00 AM
    Lovely write on Johnny Cash - I didn't know much about him, so thanks for this informative piece, Diane. And thanks for your kind words too : )

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 3:52:00 AM
    lol. Good one, Diane. Good contest material. I wish you luck. ^__^

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 1:23:00 PM
    Funny and wity expression on the real event, Diane, good luck,

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 1:08:00 PM
    I love JOhnny Cash songs and I saw the movie about him. What a guy! Way to do the contest!