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Hurt was originally written by Trent Reznor for the band ‘Nine Inch Nails’ in 1994. In 2002 Johnny Cash covered the song and it ended up as his last big hit before his death in 2003.
Cash’s version is deeply moving, and the accompanying music video for the song is considered by many to be one of the greatest music videos of all time. His cover of Hurt has sold well in excess of 2,000,000 downloads in the US alone and continues to be a song that is frequently covered by many artists.
If you’ve been playing for a while then you likely won’t find Hurt difficult to play. Having said that, it’s how you play the notes that matters. If you don’t put your emotion into this song, it just won’t sound good.