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Song: Hangman
Artist: Marty Stuart (& His Fabulous Superlatives)
Album: Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions
Words and music by: Marty Stuart & J.R. Cash
Tuning: Standard
Capo: 1st fret

This was probably the last song that Johnny Cash ever wrote, and it's a good thing 
that he wrote it with Marty Stuart, as he's somebody who knows how to carry on the 
traditions that Cash had been laying down since the 1950s. It's also fitting that 
it's a prison song. If you haven't already, then check out all the other songs on 
this album, as it's definitely one of Stuart's finest (except the song 'Porter 
Wagoner's Grave'... that's s**t).

           A               D                 A
I killed another man today, it's hard to believe,
     E                                  A
That I lost count at thirty, and I've grown too numb to grieve.
      A                        D               A
The bottle helps me cope, when I lay down at night,
              E                               A
And when the dope rolls through my veins, it all fades out of sight.

  D
Hangman, Hangman,
  A
That's my stock and trade.
  E
Hangman, Hangman,
         A
Sending bad men to their grave.
     A
But who killed who? I ask myself,
 D              A
Time and time again.
          E
God have mercy on the soul,
         E7  A
Of this Hangman.

               A                            D         A
And there's a woman down the street, named Rosalie McFall,
           E                      A
She don't ask me any questions, when I come to call.
     A                        D                 A
Her body keeps me warm, her words are soft and kind,
      E                             A
She holds me in her arms, 'til the bad dreams leave my mind.

  D
Hangman, Hangman,
  A
That's my stock and trade.
  E
Hangman, Hangman,
         A
Sending bad men to their grave.
     A
But who killed who? I ask myself,
 D              A
Time and time again.
          E
God have mercy on the soul,
         E7  A
Of this Hangman.

            
            
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KVR 10 Jan 05, 2011 03:37 PM

Pretty weak Chord tab. Every (Marty Stuart)version of Hangman I've heard has variations of the G and C chords. Also Porter Wagoner's Grave is a tribute to Porter done in the fashion that Porter himself used to great effect. To tag it as "s**t" disrespects the legacy of both Porter and Marty.

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LiamS92 246 Jan 05, 2011 10:23 PM

Check the version on YouTube where he introduces the song by explaining the circumstances under which it was written, he is clearly playing an A chord.

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