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    Johnny Cash / Lyrics

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    "I Hung My Head" Lyrics

    Johnny Cash

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    Genre:Country, Rock
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    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 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 come 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 court house
    The whole town was there
    I see the judge
    High up in the chair
    Explain to the court room
    What went on in your mind
    And we'll ask the jury
    What verdict they find

    I felt the power
    Of death and 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
    This song was submitted on July 12th, 2012 and last modified on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Gordon Sumner.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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