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Randy Travis - Three Wooden Crosses


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#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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Three Wooden Crosses - Rise and Shine CD - Randy Travis
contributed by Jeff Eberle & David Stone

CAPO on 1st Fret


   C                 Em         Am                  C
A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher,
F                                   C            G
Riding on a midnight bus bound for Mexico.
C                       Em         Am                 C
One's headed for vacation, one for higher education,
F                                G                       C
And two of them were searching for lost souls.
Dm                                               G
That driver never ever saw the stop sign.
Dm                                                  G
And eighteen wheelers can't stop on a dime.

             C                    Em                 Am                    C
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
F                                          C                G
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
               C                      Em             Am
C
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
F                          G                          C
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

C                         Em         Am              C
That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres,
F                                                   C
G
The faith and love for growing things in his young son's heart.
C                                Em                Am                      C

And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children:
F                              G                C
Did her best to give 'em all a better start.
Dm                                                                  G
And that preacher whispered "Can't you see the Promised Land?"
Dm                                                                  G
As he laid his blood stained bible in that hooker's hand.

           C                      Em                  Am                   C
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
F                                            C                 G
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
C                                  Em                 Am
C
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
F                          G                      C
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

             Am                 G                          F
That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday.
      C                                                  G
As he held that blood-stained bible up, For all of us to see.
                           Am                 G                        F
He said, "Bless the farmer, and the teacher, and the preacher,
                   Dm                                 G
Who gave this Bible to my mamma...   Who read it to me."
          C                      Em                 Am                    C
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
F                                            C                   G
Why there's not four of them, now I guess we know.
C                           Em              Am                C
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
F                                G                         C
It's what you leave behind you when you go.

           C                      Em                   Am
C
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway...



Comments about this tab

jacklegchris - 2005-10-24
Try using a walk-down using C,G/B,Am instead of C,Em,Am and then use Am/G,F,C.
I cannot get it to sound right with Em, G/B sounds much better.

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