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Johnny Cash – Hurt (Kalimba Tab)


Here’s Johnny Cash’s Hurt song as a Kalimba tab so you can learn to play it.

The song “hurt” was first recorded by the American rock band Nine Inch Nails in 1995 and released. “Further down the spiral” was the title of their album. Trent Reznor wrote the lyrics, and when the band went on tour, David Bowie accompanied them and performed the song with them as well.

After Johnny Cash covered the song, it became extremely popular, and the music video is regarded as one of the most powerful of all time. The song’s meaning is ambiguous and open to interpretation, but it primarily focuses on his wife’s death and his depression.

Kalimba Tab – Johnny Cash – Hurt

NOTES, NUMBERS & LYRICS:

I hurt myself today

3°5°3°2°1°3° 

E G E D C E

To see if I still feel

5 1°6 2°1°3°

G C A D C E

I focus on the pain

3°5°3°2°1°3°

E G E D C E

The only thing that’s real

5 1° 6 2° 5 6 

G C A D G A 

The needle tears a hole

3°5°3°2°1°3°

E G E D C E

The old familiar sting

5 1° 6 2° 1° 3°

G C A D C E

Try to kill it all away

3° 3° 5° 3° 2° 1° 3°

E E G E D C E 

But I remember everything

5 1° 6 1° 1° 2° 5 6

G C A C C D G A

What have I become

5° 5° 3° 1° 1°

G G E C C

My sweetest friend?
1° 2° 1° 2°

C D C D

Everyone I know

5° 5° 3° 1° 1°

G G E C C

Goes away in the end

6 5 3° 3° 5 5 

A G E E G G

And you could have it all

2° 2° 1° 3° 1° 1°

D D C E C C

My empire of dirt

2°2°2°52°

D D D G D

I will let you down

2°1°3°1°1°

D C E C C

I will make you hurt

2°1°3°56

D C E G A

I wear this crown of thorns

3°5°3°2°1°3°

E G E D C E

Upon my liar’s chair

5 1° 6 2° 1° 3°

G C A D C E

Full of broken thoughts

5° 3° 2° 1° 3°

G E D C E

I cannot repair

1° 6 2° 5 6

C A D G A 

Beneath the stains of time

3° 5° 3° 2° 1° 3°

E G E D C E

The feelings disappear

5 1° 6 2° 1° 3°

G C A D C E

You are someone else

5° 3° 2° 1° 3°

G E D C E

I am still right here

1° 6 2° 5 6

C A D G A

What have I become

5° 5° 3° 1° 1°

G G E C C

My sweetest friend?

1° 2° 1° 2°

C D C D 

Everyone I know

5° 5° 3° 1° 1°

G G E C C 

Goes away in the end

6 5 3° 3° 5 5

A G E E G G

And you could have it all

2°2°1°3°1°1°

D D C E C C

My empire of dirt

2° 2° 2° 5 2°

D D D G D 

I will let you down

2° 1° 3° 1° 1°

D C E C C

I will make you hurt

2° 1° 3° 5 6

D C E G A 

If I could start again

2° 2° 1° 3° 1° 1°

D D C E C C

A million miles away

2° 2° 1° 3° 5 2°

D D C E G D 

I will keep myself

2° 1° 3° 1° 1°

D C E C C 

I would find a way

2° 1° 3° 5 6

D C E G A

Johnny Cash Hurt FAQs

Is it true that Johnny Cash wrote “Hurt”?

Cash did not write “Hurt,” despite it becoming one of his most famous songs. Trent Reznor, of Nine Inch Nails fame, wrote the entire song. “Hurt” was produced entirely by Rick Rubin, a well-known American record producer and music executive.

What was Johnny Cash’s most recent chart-topping single?

Johnny Cash covered “Hurt” in 2002, to critical and commercial acclaim; it was one of Cash’s final hits before his death, and the accompanying music video is regarded as one of the best of all time by publications such as NME.

When did Johnny Cash cover Trent Reznor’s “hurt”?

Johnny Cash recorded a cover of “Hurt” for his album American IV: The Man Comes Around in 2002. Rick Rubin, the producer of Cash’s American series and a friend of Reznor’s, suggested the song to Cash.

Johnny Cash - Hurt (Kalimba Tab)
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