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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: January 28, 2003  Revised Jan 29, 2003
Album:
Written by:
Note: A#m is also Bbm  You can capo the first fret and play these
Chords ignoring the sharp symbol The C becomes a B
Intro note that's held
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--4---- (hold)

C#  =446664   
C#- =446564 

                    THREE WOODEN CROSSES    Randy Travis

INTRO CHORDS   C#  C#- A#m G#     

   C#                     A#m            
A farmer and a teacher a hooker and a preacher
F#                        A#m           G#          
Riding on a midnight bus bound for Mexi-co
          C#                         A#m         
One was headed for vacation one for higher education
F#                     G#                 C#
And two of them were searching for lost souls
     F#                          G#
That driver never ever saw that stop sign
     F#                                G# 
And eighteen wheelers can't stop on a dime

CHORUS:
           C#                          A#m
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
F#                               A#m             G#    
Why there's not four of them 1.)heaven only     knows
                             2.) Now I guess we know
             C#                              A#m
(1. I guess)It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you
     F#                G#                C# 
It's what you leave be-hind you when you go


       C#                     A#m  
That farmer left a harvest a home and eighty acres
     F#                              A#m                  G#     
The faith and love of growing things in his young son's heart
           C#                            A#m  
And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children
     F#                        G#            C#     
And did her best to give them all a better start
           F#                                    G#
And the preacher whispered can't you see the promiseland
                    F#                              G#   
As he laid his bloodstained bible in that hooker's hand

Go to chorus
C             A#m             F#                 A#m
  That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday as he
 C#                             A#m               G#
Held that bloodstained bible up for all of us to see
                   F#              G#             A#  
He said bless the farmer and the teacher and the preacher
                F#                  G#
Who gave this bible to my mama who read it to me

Go to chorus, to ending
ENDING
    C#                    A#m            
A farmer and a teacher a hooker and a preacher 
(Ths song ends in the minor for that haunting effect sound)



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