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Johnny Cash - Killer?


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Is it his fantasy or did he really kill someone, as he always sings about it, for instance read this horrific song called "I hung my dead"

 

Early one morning

With Thai's to kill

I borrowed Jebb's rifle

And sat on a hill

I saw a lone rider

Crossing the plain

Me and Drew beat him

To practice our 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 dead

I hung my dead

 

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

His 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 slice of bread

Off with his head

Off with his 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 gorged on his children

I whipped his wife

I bagged their fortunes

I wish they were dead

Off with their heads

Off with their heads

 

I hung my dead

I hung my dead

 

Early one morning

With Thai's 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 dead

I hung my dead

 

I hung my dead

I hung my dead

 

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The man in black will be spinning in his grave!

 

The song's actually called "I hung my head". If you want to see the actual lyrics rather the rather bizarre Hang out your Dead version from Rehhagel try the link below.  I particularly like the Thai vendetta angle in line 2 by the way Rehhagel bluebiggrin.gif

 

http://www.lyricsdepot.com/johnny-cash/i-hung-my-head.html

 

I don't think he killed anyone, at least it wasn't mentioned in a recent documentary of his life.  I think he only spent 2 days in prison as an inmate too, when he was done for amphetamine smuggling from Mexico, which may surprise people.

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Jesus wept! You mean all the Beatles didn't live in a yellow submarine?:lol:

 

I never said that.  IIRC they are currently residing in an octopus's garden.

 

It's actually worth taking the time to look at Rehhagel's version, which is much superior to the original.  For instance "I gorged on his children, I whipped his wife", now that's one mean son-of-a-bitch you have there  bluebiggrin.gif

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