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Three rusty nails  Ronnie Bowman

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##>From: "Gary Stevens" ##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[C]o  thousand  years  ago  you  sent  your  son..[G].
    y[C]ou  wanted  us  to  understand...
    t[C]hat  who  so  ever  would  believe  in  hi[G]m...
    wou[C]ld  be  safe  in  his  hands...
chorus:  With  three  ru[C]sty  nails  and  an  old  dogwood  tree...
    t[C]he  sacrifice  was  made  for  you  and  me...
    w[C]e  were  afraid  to  say  that,  he  was  the[G]  one...
    wh[C]at  have  we  done  to  [D]your  son...
2nd   Oh  [C]how  it  hurts  when  someone  laughs  at  you...
    th[C]ere  words  can  cut  you  like  a  knife...
    j[C]ust  think  of  all  the  shame  we  put  him  th[G]rough...
    gue[C]ss  he  gave  more  than  his  life...
chorus repeat:
bridge:   Well [C] we  know  not  what  we  do...
    w[G]e  know  not  what  we  say...
    we[C]'ll  never  know  the  price  he  [G]paid,  to  take  our  sins [C] away...
chorus repeat:
    With  three [C] 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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trussman (report)

Just few slight changes that I use. In the last line of the 1st and 2nd verses try changing the D to Bm.

Also in the chorus, the last 2 lines:

D Bm
we were afraid to say that, he
E D
was the one...
D E A
what have we done to your son..


And with the bridge, try this:


F#m
Well we know not what we do...
D
we know not what we say...
Bm A
we'll never know the price he paid,
D E
to take our sins away...