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Hurt - easy piano/intermediate piano solo

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By Chrissy Ricker

Piano Solo, Easy Piano - Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Chrissy Ricker. Sheet Music Single. 5 pages. Published by Chrissy Ricker (H0.358151-SC001028077).

Item Number: H0.358151-SC001028077

"2018 New ArrangeMe Song Contest Entry." "Hurt" was one of Johnny Cash's final releases before his death in 2003. A cover of the Nine Inch Nails song of the same name, Cash's version was both simple and moving, leading composer Trent Reznor to comment, "that song isn't mine anymore."

As someone who grew up listening to Johnny Cash, this song has special meaning to me and is a favorite of mine. I tried to create an arrangement that both worked well for piano solo and maintained the simplicity of Johnny Cash's version. This arrangement is at the "easy piano," or intermediate level (defined by Sheet Music Plus as Level 4). Listen to the complete arrangement at

Arranger and composer Chrissy Ricker is a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music (NCTM) with a Master's degree in piano performance and pedagogy. In addition to the works she publishes through SMP Press, Chrissy's piano music is also published by Kjos Music Company and Piano Pronto Publishing. Her music has appeared on the piano contest lists of many state and national teaching associations, including the National Federation of Music Clubs. Visit Chrissy's website at

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  • 5

    New Jersey
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  • August 14, 2020 Beautiful and moving piece...

    Beautiful arrangement of a touching ballad covered by Johnny Cash when he and his wife were both near death. Arrangement is simple but carries all the emotion and melancholy of Cash's vocals. A wonderful edition to anyone's repertoire and well worth the cost of this arrangement.

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