Johnny Cash famously performed the song at his 1968 Folsom Prison concert. He replaced the lyric "San Quentin" with "Folsom", and changed "C'mon you hypes. . . " to "C'mon you gotta listen unto me. . . ", as well as using the then-provocative lyric "I can't forget the day I shot that bad bitch down. " Cash also altered the last line to "Lay off the whiskey. . . " instead of "Drink all you want. . . ". During the performance, which was released uncensored by Columbia Records in 1968 (though other language is censored), Cash can be heard coughing occasionally; later in the concert recording, he can be heard noting that singing the song nearly did his voice in.