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The Hand Song  Nickel Creek

Intro = chorus chords: D G Bm A
Verse 1:
The [F#]boy only wanted to [G]give Mother something
And [D]all of her roses had [A]bloomed.
[F#]Looking at her as he [G]came rushing in with them
[D]Knowing her roses were [A]doomed,
[E]All she could [F#]see were some [Bm/B]thorns [Bm/F#]buried deep
And the [E]tears that were [F#]cried as she [Bm/B]tended his [A]wounds
CHORUS: (she)
And (she) [D]knew it was [G]love[Bm] [A]
It was [D]one (she) could [G]unders[Bm]tand[A]
He was [D]showing his [G]love,
And [Bm]that's how he [A]hurt his [D]hands.[G] [Bm] [A]
Verse 2:
He still remembers that night as child
On his mother's knee
She held him close and she opened her bible
And quietly started to read,
And seeing a picture of Jesus he cried out,
"Momma, he's got some scars just like me."
CHORUS: (he)
(solos over a verse and chorus)
Verse 3:
Now the boy's grown and moved out on his own
When Uncle Sam comes along.
A foreign affair, but our young men were there
And luck had his number drawn.
It wasn't that long till our hero was gone
He gave to a friend what he learned from the cross.
CHORUS: (they)
tag: last 3 lines of chorus
fade on chorus chords

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