Three Rusty Nails Misc. Gospel
[C]Two thousand years~ ago, you sent your son,[G] you [C]wanted us to understan[G]d
[C]That whoever so would be[G]lieve in him, [Am]would be [G]safe in his [D]hands
[C]With three rusty nails and an old, [G]Dogwood tree
[C]The sacrifice was made, for you and [G]me
[C]We were afraid to say, that, [Em]he was [D]the o[C]ne~
[Am]What have we [D]done, to your [G]son
Oh how it hurts when someone laughs at you
There words can cut you like a knife
Just think of all the shame we put him through
Guess he gave more than his life
[Em]Well we know not what we do, we [C]know not what we say
We'll [Am]never know the [G]price he paid to [C]take our sins a[D]way
With 3 rusty nails and an old Dogwood tree
>From: "Gary Stevens" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Three Rusty Nails, performed by Ronnie Bowman, transcribed by
Gary Lee Stevens
Three Rusty Nails
Performer: Ronnie Bowman
Transcribed by Gary Lee Stevens
This is a beautiful spiritual song performed in a pure country
traditional way...it don't get no better than this... This is how I play it, any corrections are
welcome, I think I have it pretty close...
lead-in: A chord, he hits the a-b-d-e strings 4or5x in progression, but
you can pick it however suits you...
Tw[D]o thousand years ago you sent your son..[A].
y[D]ou wanted us to understand... [/A]
t[D]hat who so ever would believe in hi[A]m...
wou[D]ld be safe in his hands... [E]
chorus: With three ru[D]sty nails and an old dogwood tree... [A]
t[D]he sacrifice was made for you and me... [A]
w[D]e were afraid to say that, he was the[A] one... [D]
wh[D]at have we done to [E]your son... [A]
2nd Oh [D]how it hurts when someone laughs at you... [A]
th[D]ere words can cut you like a knife... [A]
j[D]ust think of all the shame we put him th[A]rough...
gue[D]ss he gave more than his life... [E]
bridge: Well [D] we know not what we do...
w[A]e know not what we say...
[D] we'll never know [E] the price he paid, to take our sins away...
With three [D] rusty nails and an old dogwood tree... [A]
In the chorus on the phrase, "he was the one" lift your finger on that b
string in the A chord on the word "was"...there's a lot of that on this
song in all the chords, it's country sweet...Enjoy