Three Rusty Nails

Misc. Gospel

 Two thousand years~ ago, you sent your son, you wanted us to understand
 That whoever so would believe in him, would be safe in his hands


 With three rusty nails and an old, Dogwood tree
 The sacrifice was made, for you and me
 We were afraid to say, that, he was the one~
 What have we done, to your 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


 Well we know not what we do, we know not what we say
We'll never know the price he paid to take our sins away


With 3 rusty nails and an old Dogwood tree

Another arrangement
>From: "Gary Stevens"
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 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...
    Two  thousand  years  ago  you  sent  your  son...
    you  wanted  us  to  understand...    
    that  who  so  ever  would  believe  in  him...
    would  be  safe  in  his  hands...   
chorus:  With  three  rusty  nails  and  an  old  dogwood  tree...        
    the  sacrifice  was  made  for  you  and  me...             
    we  were  afraid  to  say  that,  he  was  the  one...            
    what  have  we  done  to  your  son...         
2nd   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...       
chorus repeat:
bridge:   Well  we  know  not  what  we  do...
    we  know  not  what  we  say...
     we'll  never  know  the  price  he  paid,  to  take  our  sins  away...
chorus repeat:
    With  three  rusty  nails  and  an  old  dogwood  tree...    
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

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