A firearm safety song: 'I Hung My Head' - Johnny Cash

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    A firearm safety song: 'I Hung My Head' - Johnny Cash

    I'm a huge fan of Johnny Cash, have been since a long time ago.
    There is an old song by him which most recently was featured on his last album 'American IV' which is a compilation of his songs and several covers as well.

    The song is 'I Hung My Head'.

    I won't give the tale away but know that this is a good one toward firearm safety and the repercussions of being cavalier toward as much.

    Johnny Cash - 'I Hung My Head'
    YouTube - Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head
    Johnny Cash - I Hung My Head Lyrics

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    Great American! I've always loved that song. The man has a talent for telling a tale with a guitar that most of the groups out today couldn't hope to do with forty years of multi-platinum records.

    But I digress.. True on the gun safety aspect, though.
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    Thanks, Janq.

    I'm a huge Johnny Cash fan! Got this CD and about a gazillion others.

    I saw the Man In Black and his wife June Carter Cash in concert in Portland in 1986. Got to meet both of them backstage afterwards, got their autographs, too.

    My grandson's middle name is Cash. (His parents are big fans, also).


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    Just roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
    And go to your God like a soldier.

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    It's originally by Sting.

    But the Cash version is, quite possibly, better than the original.
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    Cuda I had thought (wrongly) Sting was doing a cover of Cash, didn't realize it was the reverse.
    Cash's version is definitely better than the original/Sting version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuda66 View Post
    It's originally by Sting.

    But the Cash version is, quite possibly, better than the original.
    Mr. Cash, he'll always be Mr. to me out of respect, did Bruce Springsteen's "Highway Patrolman" better than the original. I can't say the same for "The Boss" doing "Give My Love To Rose".

    I respect the man for his honesty and integrity. I had some dealings with him and his recording studio just prior to his death. No, I'm not in the music business, it was over something on his website.

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    A good man. I heard one could do business with him with a handshake. His word was good.

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    Johnnie Cash fan since 1957...I know, so im old...Man could sing my friend...a man of his time..I miss him..

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    i absolutely love that song. the sting version pales in comparison. johnny really took it made it his own

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    I like the song he did called "Time of the Preacher," with Alice in Chains.

    A little country and a little rock and roll, like Donnie and Marie :)

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    Sobering.

    There'll never be another like Mr. Cash.

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    Another good gun safety song

    YouTube - Johnny Cash "Don't Take Your Guns to Town"

    Don't bring your guns to town.
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