I Hung My Head Lyrics With Guitar Chords

I Hung My Head is one of the most popular songs of the time. I Hung My Head lyrics written by Gordon Sumner. This song has sung by Johnny Cash

SingerJohnny Cash
AlbumAmerican IV: The Man Comes Around
Released2002
TuningDifficulty: beginner

I Hung My Head Lyrics

Early one morning with time to kill
I borrowed Jeb’s rifle and sat on the hill
I saw a lone rider crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him, to practice my aim

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My brother’s rifle went off in my hand
A shot rang out across the land
The horse, he kept running, the rider was dead

I hung my head, I hung my head

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I set off running to wake from the dream
My brother’s rifle went into the sheen
I kept on running into the south lands
That’s where they found me, my head in my hands

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The sheriff he asked me why had I run
And then it came to me, just what I had done
And all for no reason, just one piece of lead

I hung my head, I hung my head

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Here in the courthouse, the whole town was there
I see the judge high up in his chair
Explain to the courtroom what went through your mind
And we’ll ask the jury what verdict they find

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I felt the power of death over life
I orphaned his children, I widowed his wife
I begged their forgiveness, I wish I was dead

I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head

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Early one morning with time to kill
I see the gallows up on the hill
And out in the distance, a trick of the brain
I see a lone rider crossing the plain

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And he’d come to fetch me, to see what they’d done
And we’ll ride together to kingdom come
I pray for God’s mercy, for soon I’ll be dead

I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head





Early one morning with time to kill

I borrowed Jebb’s rifle and sat on the hill

I saw a lone rider crossing the plain

I drew a bead on him to practice my aim

My brother’s rifle went off in my hand

A shot rang out across the land

The horse, he kept running, the rider was dead

I hung my head, I hung my head


I set off running to wake from the dream

My brother’s rifle went into the sheen

I kept on running into the south lands

That’s where they found me, my head in my hands

The sheriff he asked me why had I run

And then it came to me just what I had done

And all for no reason, just one piece of lead

I hung my head, I hung my head


Here in the courthouse, the whole town was there

I see the judge high up in his chair

Explain to the courtroom what went through your mind

And we’ll ask the jury what verdict they find

I felt the power of death over life




Early one morning with time to kill

I borrowed Jebb’s rifle and sat on the hill

I saw a lone rider crossing the plain

I drew a bead on him to practice my aim

My brother’s rifle went off in my hand

A shot rang out across the land

The horse, he kept running, the rider was dead

I hung my head, I hung my head


I set off running to wake from the dream

My brother’s rifle went into the sheen

I kept on running into the south lands

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