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I Hung My Head


by Johnny Cash. Buy album CD: Cash Unearthed Disc 5


Early one morning
With time to kill
I borrowed Jebb's rifle
And sat on a hill
I saw a lone rider
Crossing the plain
I drew a bead on him
To practice my aim

My brother's rifle
Went of 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 and 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 peace of lead
I hung my head
I hung my head

Here in the court house
The whole town was there
I see the judge
High up in the chair
Explain to the court room
What went through you mind
And we'll ask the jury
What verdict they find

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

Early one morning
With time to kill
I see the gallows
Up on a hill
And out in the distance
A trick of the brain
I see a lone rider
Crossing the plain

And he'd come to fetch me
To see what they'd done
And we'd ride together
To kingdom come
I prayed for god's mercy
For soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I hung my head
I hung my head



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Album: Cash Unearthed Disc 5 (2004) Lyrics
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  1. Delia's Gone
  2. Bird On A Wire
  3. Thirteen
  4. Rowboat
  5. The One Rose
  6. Rusty Cage
  7. Southern Accents
  8. The Mercy Seat
  9. Solitary Man
  10. Wayfaring Stranger
  11. One
  12. I Hung My Head
  13. The Man Comes Around
  14. We'll Meet Again
  15. Hurt

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