Hurt Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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Verse 1:

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
I focus on the pain the only thing that's real

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
The needle tears a hole the old familiar sting

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD *G chordG (*start chord strums)
Try to kill it all away but I remember everything

Chorus:

Am chordAm F chordF C chordC G chordG
What have I become My sweetest friend

Am chordAm F chordF C chordC G chordG
Everyone I know goes away in the end

Am chordAm F chordF G chordG G chordG
And you could have it all My empire of dirt

Am chordAm F chordF G chordG - *Am chordAm (*return to finger style)
I will let you down I will make you hurt

Instrumental transition: (see intro)

Verse 2:

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
I wear this crown of thorns upon my liar's chair

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD Am chordAm
Beneath the stains of time the feeling disappears

C chordC Dsus2 chordDsus2 Am chordAm C chordC D chordD *G chordG (*start chord strums)
You are someone else I am still right here

Chorus:

Am chordAm F chordF C chordC G chordG
What have I become My sweetest friend

Am chordAm F chordF C chordC G chordG
Everyone I know goes away in the end

Am chordAm F chordF G chordG G chordG
And you could have it all My empire of dirt

Am chordAm F chordF G chordG G chordG
I will let you down I will make you hurt

Am chordAm F chordF G chordG G chordG
If I could start again A chordA million miles away

Am chordAm F chordF *G chordG (*one single strum only)
I would keep myself I would find a way

 

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SansSpelly avatar
The finger style is playing the C string then the E string and finishing it with a strum.
11 Apr 2019
neelazaytsev avatar
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i use single down strums in verses and dddd for the chorus for sure. if you'd play it on guitar you need to pluck two lowest strings on each chord and then just do single down strum(for verses)and just dddd for the chorus.
29 Mar 2019
neelazaytsev avatar
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strumming pattern?
19 Mar 2019
MyRandomName avatar
I don't think dduudu sp is right...
17 Mar 2019
erickitowz1 avatar
d d u u d u
07 Dec 2018
myfalkor avatar
strummingpattern?
04 Dec 2018
poiboy avatar
the Dsus2 is unnecessary.. a D will do just fine.
and the double G is verses is wrong.. should be C then G (eg. "my empire of dirt").
17 Oct 2016
henkiepiet avatar
very good tab!
04 Apr 2013
cash_fan avatar
love this song!
29 Dec 2011
About this song

"Hurt" was written by Trent Reznor and first released on Nine Inch Nails' 1994 album The Downward Spiral. Johnny Cash's cover of "Hurt" was released on his 2002 album, American IV: The Man Comes Around. Rick Rubin, producer of Cash's American series and a friend of Reznor's, suggested the song to Cash. The line "crown of shit" was changed to "crown of thorns", not only removing profanity from the lyrics, but also more directly referencing Christ. The cover was released on a single with the B-side "Personal Jesus", a cover of the Depeche Mode single.