Peyton Manning sings Johnny Cash classic ‘Folsom Prison Blues’ (Video)

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Feb 2, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) throws in the pocket against the Seattle Seahawks in the fourth quarter in Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports /

I wish the sound quality were better on this video. I truly do. I have waited my entire life to hear Peyton Manning belt out Johnny Cash’s immortal classic Folsom Prison Blues.

Unfortunately, this video taken at the Peyton Manning Gala Saturday night is not very good.

You can’t really get a feel for Peyton’s grasp of subtle vocal nuance.

Even with the low quality, you can still feel the deep emotion. You know Peyton really identifies with the hero of the song.

If there’s anything Peyton Manning understands, it’s the plight of a man stuck in prison, doomed to long days of boredom, dreaming of riding that train with all those rich folks eating in their fancy dining cars, drinking coffee and smoking big cigars.

That was exactly how Peyton felt in Indianapolis that last year when he knew he was going to be gone. He just wanted to ride that train out of town.

All the way to Denver.

He didn’t anticipate his trip ending with his getting smacked in the mouth by Seattle. But that’s a whole other song.