Hurt Uke tab by Johnny Cash

6 Chords used in the song: C, Dsus2, Am, D, G, F

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Year:  2003
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Key: C, GChords
Verse 1:

C C Dsus2 Dsus2 Am Am C C D D Am Am
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel

C C Dsus2 Dsus2 Am Am C C D D Am Am
I focus on the pain the only thing that's real

C C Dsus2 Dsus2 Am Am C C D D Am Am
The needle tears a hole the old familiar sting

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

Chorus:

Am Am F F C C G G
What have I become? My sweetest friend

Am Am F F C C G G
Everyone I know goes away in the end

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

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

Instrumental transition: (see intro)

Verse 2:

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

C C Dsus2 Dsus2 Am Am C C D D Am Am
Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair

C C Dsus2 Dsus2 Am Am C C D D Am Am
Beneath the stains of time the feeling disappears

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

Chorus:

Am Am F F C C G G
What have I become? My sweetest friend

Am Am F F C C G G
Everyone I know goes away in the end

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

Am Am F F G G G G
I will let you down I will make you hurt

Am Am F F G G G G
If I could start again A A million miles away

Am Am F F *G G (*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
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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
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neelazaytsev avatar
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strumming pattern?
19 Mar 2019
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MyRandomName avatar
I don't think dduudu sp is right...
17 Mar 2019
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erickitowz1 avatar
d d u u d u
07 Dec 2018
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myfalkor avatar
strummingpattern?
04 Dec 2018
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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
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henkiepiet avatar
very good tab!
04 Apr 2013
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cash_fan avatar
love this song!
29 Dec 2011
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About this song: Hurt

"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.

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