Hung My Head Uke tab by Johnny Cash

5 Chords used in the song: C,F,Am,Dm,G

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Intro - C C, F F handful of times

C C
Early one morning
F F
With time to kill
Am Am
I borrowed Jeb's rifle
F F
and sat on the hill
C C
I saw a lone rider
F F
Crossing the plain
Am Am
I drew a bead on him
F F
To practice my aim
Dm Dm
My brother's rifle
G G
went off in my hand, A A shot rang out
C C
Across the land
F F
The horse he kept running
Am Am
The rider was dead
C C F F
I hung my head I hung my head
C C
C C
I set off running
F F
To wake from the dream
Am Am
My brother's rifle
F F
Went into the stream
C C
I kept on running
F F
Into the salt lands
Am Am
And that's where they found me
F F
My head in my hands
Dm Dm
The sheriff he asked me
G G
Why had I run, Then it came to me
C C
Just what I had done
F F
And all for no reason
Am Am
Just one piece of lead
C C
I hung my head
F F
I hung my head
C C
C C
Here in the courthouse
F F
The whole town is there
Am Am
I see the judge
F F
High up in his chair
C C
Explain to the courtroom
F F
What went through your mind
Am Am
And we'll ask the jury
F F
What verdict they find"
Dm Dm
I said "I felt the power
G G
Of death over life, I orphaned his children
C C
I widowed his wife
F F
I beg their forgiveness
Am Am
I wish I was dead"
C C F F
I hung my head, I hung my head
C C
C C
Early one morning
F F
With time to kill
Am Am
I see the gallows
F F
Up on the hill
C C
And out in the distance
F F
A A trick of the brain
Am Am
I see a lone rider
F F
Crossing the plain
Dm Dm
He's come to fetch me
G G
To see what they done, We'll ride together
C C
'Til kingdom come
F F
I pray for God's mercy
F F
For soon I'll be dead
C C F F
I hung my head, I hung my head
C C F F
I hung my head, I hung my head
C C F F
I hung my head, I hung my head

 

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comtessasincom avatar
what about strumming? love Johhny and newbie...
05 Feb 2021
thomaswhitlock avatar
Doesn't sound like the exact chords, but it works! Thanks.
02 Apr 2011
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