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Intro:
    G C G
    G D7 G

G         C       G    G C G
Love is a burning thing
               D7    G   G D7 G
And it makes a fiery ring
         C       G   G C G
Bound by one's desire
                   D7      G
I fell down into a ring of fire


D7            C               G
I fell into a burning ring of fire 
     D7                     C           G
Went down down down and the flames went higher
                          D7      G         D7      G
It burns burns burns that ring of fire that ring of fire


    G        C       G    G C G
The taste of love is sweet 
                 D7   G   G D7 G
When hearts like ours meet
               C      G   G C G
I fell for you like a child
             D7        G
Ohhh but the fire went wild


D7            C               G
I fell into a burning ring of fire 
     D7                     C           G
Went down down down and the flames went higher
                          D7      G         D7      G
It burns burns burns that ring of fire that ring of fire


D7            C               G
I fell into a burning ring of fire 
     D7                     C           G
Went down down down and the flames went higher
                          D7      G         D7      G
It burns burns burns that ring of fire that ring of fire


    G        C       G    G C G
The taste of love is sweet 
                 D7   G   G D7 G
When hearts like ours meet
               C      G   G C G
I fell for you like a child
             D7        G
Ohhh but the fire went wild


D7            C               G
I fell into a burning ring of fire 
     D7                     C           G
Went down down down and the flames went higher
                          D7      G         D7      G
It burns burns burns that ring of fire that ring of fire


D7            C               G
I fell into a burning ring of fire 
     D7                     C           G
Went down down down and the flames went higher
                          D7      G         D7      G
It burns burns burns that ring of fire that ring of fire
    D7      G
The Ring of fire
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11 Comments

  1. Guys I’m the biggest Johnny cash fan on planet earth and I am so happy that this is on here. I’m kinda disappointed that other Johnny cash songs aren’t on here, though. It’s a bummer😢

  2. What’s the strum pattern?

  3. Sage Wilcox

    If you transpose up either to +5 or +2 or down to -5 you’ll have easier cords. I personally like the sound of -5 the best

  4. Yep! Regular D is sooooo much better!

  5. Sitting Duck

    I believe the original key is +2 here. D – E7 – A. Yes, I know, I know… but when you nail that E7-A-E7 it is saaaweet!

  6. Regular D sounds indeed much better for me. Also, not to depreciate what was done, but the lyrics seems a bit off. First verse should be

    Love is a burning thing
    And it makes a fiery ring
    Bound by wild desire
    I fell into a ring of fire

    anyway, thx for the hard work!

  7. Thanks for this! I feel that sometimes a regular D sounds better in this song than D7

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