"They Hung Him On A Cross" as written by and Huddie Ledbetter....
They hung him of a cross
They hung him on a cross
They hung him on a cross for me

One day when I lost
They hung him on a cross
They hung him on a cross for me

They whooped him up the hill
They whooped him up the hill
They whooped him up the hill for me

One day when I lost
They hung him on a cross
They whooped him up the hill for me

He never said among them would
They never said among them would
They never said among them would for me

One day when I lost
They hung him on a cross
They hung him on a cross for me

They hurt him in the side
They bit him in the side
They bit him in the side for me

One day when I lost
They hung him on a cross
They hung him on a cross for me

They hung his head and died
They hung his head and died
He hung his head and died for me

One day when I lost
They hung him on a cross
They hung him on a cross for me




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  • +1
    General CommentKurt Cobain was Christian.. He just strayed away from it cause fame and fortune does that


    I just love it how little teenagers think they're Nirvana experts when really they were in diapers when they were at their peak.

    Also may I add that nobody even knew who he was when he killed himself *yes, it was a suicide cause he tried it once in Europe*.. The real Nirvana fans knew who he was and Nirvana was all ready broken up at the time of his death.

    Funny how death sells albums and creates a fanbase
    RealMusicIsDeadon August 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI like the fact that people are arguing about Nirvana when it's a LeadBelly song...and a song meanings forum...
    anemicroyalty615on December 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNirvana covered this song. I had no idea it was a cover. Nirvana also covered Where Did you Sleep Last Night, which made me want to look up Leadbelly songs. SO it surprised me to see that this song was also a Leadbelly song and think it's cool that a more modern artist would apreciate an older muician such as Leadbelly and keep the music going. Really cool.
    Corpsedon March 20, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI totaly agree with you Corpsed. That is how I discovered Leadbelly 2 years ago. I am a big Nirvana fan. I also love folk, bluegrass, and some country(Johnny Cash).
    I know grunge and these favorites of mine are a strange combination, but somehow Kurt Cobain found it an influence as well. I have found that I love Leadbelly's music as well as his interesting life. He has had an influence on countless artists. Finally me and my Grandpa have something we can listen to together.
    Agreenmachineon April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRealMusicIsDead, I'm not saying Kurt didn't kill himself, but Courtney Love was the only person who claimed the overdose incident was a suicide attempt, so that doesn't really prove anything.

    As for the song, Jesus?
    Awesome song, haven't been able to find Leadbelly's version though.
    yoachon September 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhy cant i find leadbelly's version of this song!?!
    GobbyRockson May 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthey everyone! This song is TOTALLY about jesus (I think)
    oh and I think "He never said among them would" is wrong. I think it's "He never said a MUMBLIN' WORD"
    peace out
    WhipsFeldmanon October 03, 2009   Link

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