Three Wooden Crosses

Randy Travis

 CAmF
A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher, ridin' on a
 CFG
 midnight bus, bound for Mexico.
 CAm
One was headed for vacation, one for higher education, and
 FGC
 two of them were searchin' for lost souls.
 FGF
That driver never, ever saw the stopsign, and eighteen-
 G
wheelers can't stop on a dime.
Chorus:
 CAm
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.
 FCG
Why there's not four of them heaven only knows.
 CAm
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you.
 FGC
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres, a faith and love for
growin' things in his young son's heart.
And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children and did
her best to give'm all a better start.
And that preacher whispered, "Can't you see the promised land?"as he laid
his blood-stained Bible in that hooker's hand.
Chorus:
 G
That's a story that our preacher told last Sunday, as he held that
blood-stained Bible up for all

of us to see. He said,
 CAmF
"Bless the farmer and the teacher and the preacher
 CG
who gave this Bible to my mama, who read it to me."
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.
Why there's not four of them, now I guess we know.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
 CAmC
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.


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