Folsom Prison Blues - chords, tab and comments
In 1956, Cash walked into the Sun Studio, Memphis and told "I've got a new song here, but I borrowed a few lines". They didn't mind, and even put his name solely on the label. Actually nobody minded, until 13 years later, when the song became a world wide hit after successful "At Folsom Prison" performance.
Gordon Jenkins claimed a copyright infringement of his "Seven Dreams" concept album from 1954, referring to Beverly Maher singing the third part "the Conductor" - later of course called "Crescent City Blues". He was silently payed off - most probably with a lot more cash than he ever made on his entire filthy production. But rip-off? Sure it was. Fortunately.
This is a typical "boom-chicka-boom" song. The story behind the "boom-chicka-boom" style I've summed up HERE.