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Hurt

as performed by Johnny Cash

 

Chord Guide (Verse)

        231

Am:   x02210

       32 1

C:    x32010

          13

Dsus2: xx0230

 

 

Chord Guide (Chorus)

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        2314

Am7:  x02213

         3214

Fadd9: xx3213

       32 14

C:    x32013

 

Chorus Strum:  D d D d D d D d        d = Unaccented Strum

               1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

 

Main Riff:

 

Main Riff x2

 

w/Main Riff:

Am     C (½)    Dsus2 (½)   Am       C (½)   Dsus2 (½)     

      I hurt myself today          to see if     I still feel

Am    C (½)    Dsus2 (½)     Am         C (½)  Dsus2 (½)     

      I focus    on the pain         the only thing that's real

Am         C (½)    Dsus2 (½)   Am         C (½)   Dsus2 (½)     

      The needle tears a hole         the old familiar sting

Am            C (½)   Dsus2 (½)  Am            C (½)       Dsus2 (½)           

      Try to kill it all away            but I remember everything

 

Chorus:

G   Am7                      Fadd9  C                        G

    What have I become?             My sweetest friend

Am7              Fadd9        C             G

Everyone I know   goes away in the end

       Am7                   Fadd9   G (2)

And you could have it all        My empire of dirt

Am7              Fadd9        G

I will let you down            I will make you hurt

 

Main Riff x2

 

w/Main Riff:

Am     C (½)      Dsus2 (½)   Am    C (½)   Dsus2 (½)     

    I wear this crown of thorns   upon my liar's chair

Am    C (½)    Dsus2 (½)    Am        C (½)   Dsus2 (½)     

       Full of broken thoughts   I cannot repair

Am      C (½)         Dsus2 (½) Am          C (½)     Dsus2 (½)     

    Beneath the stains of time       the feelings disappear

Am     C (½)     Dsus2 (½)   Am   C (½)  Dsus2 (½)     

         You are someone else       I am still right here

 

Chorus 2:

G   Am7              Fadd9    C                       G

    What have I become?       My sweetest friend

Am7              Fadd9                 C             G

Everyone I know           goes away in the end

       Am7              Fadd9  G (2)

And you could have it all   My empire of dirt

Am7              Fadd9        G (2)

I will let you down            I will make you hurt

 

Am7                  Fadd9         G (2)

If I could start again         A million miles away

Am7              Fadd9      G (hold)

I would keep myself        I would find a way


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.