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From: "Jones, WilliamA" Words and music: R. Bowman, J.Nettuno, T. Campbell Three Rusty Nails Intro. G C G C G C G Two thousand years~ ago, you sent your son, you wanted us to understand C G Am G D That whoever so would believe in him, would be safe in his hands Chorus C G With three rusty nails and an old, Dogwood tree C G The sacrifice was made, for you and me C Em D C We were afraid to say, that, he was the one~ Am D G 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 Chorus Em C Well we know not what we do, we know not what we say Am G C D We'll never know the price he paid to take our sins away Chorus With 3 rusty nails and an old Dogwood tree ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Another arrangement >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... D A Two thousand years ago you sent your son... D /A you wanted us to understand... D A that who so ever would believe in him... D E would be safe in his hands... D A chorus: With three rusty nails and an old dogwood tree... D A the sacrifice was made for you and me... D A D we were afraid to say that, he was the one... D E A what have we done to your son... D A 2nd Oh how it hurts when someone laughs at you... D A there words can cut you like a knife... D A just think of all the shame we put him through... D E guess he gave more than his life... chorus repeat: D bridge: Well we know not what we do... A we know not what we say... D A D E we'll never know the price he paid, to take our sins away... chorus repeat: D A 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...EnjoyHome