Hurt Uke tab by Johnny Cash

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

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[Verse 1 and Verse 2]

[Verse 1]

C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
I hurt myself today to see if I still feel
C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
I focus on the pain the only thing that's real
C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
The needle tears a hole the old familiar sting
C C D D Am Am C C D D G G
Try to kill it all away but I remember everything


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 C C G G
And you could have it all My empire of dirt
Am Am F F G G Am Am
I will let you down I will make you hurt

[Verse 2]

C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
I wear this crown of thorns upon my liars chair
C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
Full of broken thoughts I cannot repair
C C D D Am Am C C D D Am Am
Beneath the stains of time the feeling disappears
C C D D Am Am C C D D G G
You are someone else I am still right here

#Tab by pdamats[aka kouk]!


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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. Read more on