I Hung My Head

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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

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 through your 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'll ride together 
To kingdom come
I prayed for God's mercy 
'Cause soon I'd be dead
I hung my head
I hung my head

I hung my head
I hung my head

Written by: GORDON SUMNER

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