Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
G D E CWGell, I'm goin' to a place where the Dtough guys go aEnd come out even DtoughCer. AG place where a man don't show his fDeelings, aE place where a man don't cry.D C WGell, they say I'm bein' punished aDnd they say I can be reformed bEut some day I'll rDeturCn. DGid they really think thDat this time it'd work, yEou knew all along it wDouldCn't.
Chorus---- OGh, I'm priDson bound IE did a crime one too Dmany timCes. IGt's on the outskirts of town by theD railroad tracks wEhere the countrDy moonC shines. Oh, I'm prison bound tell my girl I'll be back one day. Oh, I'm prison bound I may never know any other way. Well, they've taken away my freedom of expression or action Johnny says I'll walk the line with three hots and a cot and a lot of talk with lock-up concrete and steel. Well, It's cold and It's clammy man it's colder than a pimp's heart but I gotta do my time. There's a lesson to be learned here but what a price to pay you know, I may never learn-