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Hurt  Johnny Cash

I have taken the best of the previous versions and put them together the way I like to
play the song. I've also fixed the chord issue to sound more like the recording.
4/4 Time
*Notes within ?()? are to be played very lightly
In the intro play both lines. For the verses, play only the second line and repeat the
second line four times as indicated in chord progression. For the transition, add some
light notes to the first two Am finger patterns. For example:

Throughout all the chords in the chorus you can keep your pinky on the high G note (e
string 3rd fret) to capture the note the piano is playing in the background if you want
a more authentic/full sound. There should be four accented down strums for each chord
with a light bass note of each chord played in between each strum.
Intro/Verse/Transition tab

[C] [Dsus2] [Am] [C] [D] [Am] 

Chords Used:
Am: x02210
C: x32010
Dsus2: xx0230
D: xx0232
G: 320003
Am(G): x02213
F(G): xx3213
C(G): x32013
Verse 1:
I [C]hurt my[Dsus2]self toda[Am]y to [C]see if [D]I still [Am]feel
I [C]focus [Dsus2]on the p[Am]ain the [C]only [D]thing that's [Am]real
The [C]needle [Dsus2]tears a [Am]hole the [C]old fam[D]iliar s[Am]ting
C Dsus2 Am C D *G (*start chord strums)
Try to kill it all away but I remember everything
[Am]What have I bec[F]ome? [C]My sweetest f[G]riend
[Am]Everyone I k[F]now goes a[C]way in the [G]end
And [Am]you could have it [F]all [G]My empire of [G]dirt
Am F G - *Am (*return to finger style)
I will let you down I will make you hurt
Instrumental transition: (see intro)
Verse 2:
I [C]wear this [Dsus2]crown of [Am]thorns u[C]pon my [D]liar?s [Am]chair
[C]Full of [Dsus2]broken t[Am]houghts [C]I cann[D]ot rep[Am]air
Be[C]neath the [Dsus2]stains of t[Am]ime the f[C]eeling [D] disapp[Am]ears
C Dsus2 Am C D *G (*start chord strums)
You are someone else I am still right here
[Am]What have I bec[F]ome? [C]My sweetest f[G]riend
[Am]Everyone I k[F]now goes a[C]way in the [G]end
And [Am]you could have it [F]all [G]My empire of [G]dirt
[Am]I will let you d[F]own [G]I will make you h[G]urt
If[Am] I could start a[F]gain A [G]million miles a[G]way
Am F *G (*one single strum only)
I would keep myself I would find a way

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Am C D Dsus2 F G
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