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Randy Travis, Three Wooden Crosses Tabs (ver.1)

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Three Wooden Crosses Tabs (ver.1)

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This is my first tab I have made. I know it doesn't sound like the song 
because the picking pattern is different than the original song but I think
it sound good when you play it along with the song or by itself. 
The bridge might be wrong with the single strum chords but 
I think the chords are close to being correct. 
Let me know what you think of the tab. 
Also send corrections to the comments section of the tab. Thanks.


Capo 1st fret, Standard Tuning, Tab Correlates with Capo.


Chord Shapes
   C  G/B Am  A7Sus4/G  F  G  Dm
e|----------------------1--x---1---|
B|-1---1---1-----1------1--3---3---|
G|-2---0---2-----0------2--0---2---|
D|-0---0---2-----2------3--0---0---|
A|-3---2---0-----x------3--2-------|
E|---------------3------1--3-------|

Intro:
     C              G/B               Am            A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------0-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3-------3--------|

Verse 1: 
A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher,
    C                       G/B     Am                      A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------2-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------3-------2-------0-------0-------0----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------3--------|

Riding on a midnight bus, bound for Mexico.
    F                               C               G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------3--------3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------3-------3-------2-------2-------0--------0---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3------------------------|
E|--1-------1-------1-------1-----------------------3--------3-------|

One was headed for vacation, one for higher education.
    C                       G/B     Am                      A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------2-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------3-------2-------0-------0-------0----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------3--------|

And two of them were searching for lost souls.
    F               G               C               
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------0-------0-------1-------1-------1--------1-|
G|----2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2--------2---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3-------3-------3--------|
E|--1-------1-------3-------3----------------------------------------|

That driver never ever saw the stop sign,
    Dm                              G
e|--------1-------1-------1-------1----------------------------------|
B|----3-------3-------3-------3------------3--------3-------3-------3|
G|------2-------2-------2-------2-----0---------0-------0-------0----|
D|--0-------0-------0-------0------------0--------0-------0-------0--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3---------3-------3-------3------|

And eighteen wheelers can’t stop on a dime.
    Dm                              G
e|--------1-------1-------1-------1--------------------x-------------|
B|----3-------3-------3-------3------------3--------3--3~------------|
G|------2-------2-------2-------2-----0---------0------0~------------|
D|--0-------0-------0-------0------------0--------0----0~------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------2~------------|
E|----------------------------------3---------3--------3~------------|

Chorus:
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway
     C              G/B               Am            A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------0-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3-------3--------|

Why there’s not four of them heaven only knows.
    F                               C               G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------3--------3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------3-------3-------2-------2-------0--------0---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3------------------------|
E|--1-------1-------1-------1-----------------------3--------3-------|

I guess it’s, not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
     C              G/B               Am            A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------0-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------2-------2-------0-------0------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------3-------3--------|

It’s what you leave behind you when you go.
    F               G               C               
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------0-------0-------1-------1-------1--------1-|
G|----2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2--------2---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3-------3-------3--------|
E|--1-------1-------3-------3----------------------------------------|

Verse 2: 
That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres,
    C                       G/B     Am                      A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------2-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------3-------2-------0-------0-------0----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------3--------|

The faith and love for growing things in his young son’s heart.
    F                               C               G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------3--------3-|
G|----2-------2-------2-------2-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------3-------3-------2-------2-------0--------0---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3------------------------|
E|--1-------1-------1-------1-----------------------3--------3-------|

And that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children,
    C                       G/B     Am                      A7sus4/G
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1-------1--|
G|----0-------0-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2-------0------|
D|------2-------2-------2-------0-------2-------2-------2-------2----|
A|--3-------3-------3-------2-------0-------0-------0----------------|
E|----------------------------------------------------------3--------|

Did her best to give them all a better start. 
    F               G               C               
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------1-------1-------0-------0-------1-------1-------1--------1-|
G|----2-------2-------0-------0-------0-------0-------0--------0-----|
D|------3-------3-------0-------0-------2-------2-------2--------2---|
A|----------------------------------3-------3-------3-------3--------|
E|--1-------1-------3-------3----------------------------------------|

And that preacher said can’t you see the promised land?
    Dm                              G
e|--------1-------1-------1-------1----------------------------------|
B|----3-------3-------3-------3------------3--------3-------3-------3|
G|------2-------2-------2-------2-----0---------0-------0-------0----|
D|--0-------0-------0-------0------------0--------0-------0-------0--|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|----------------------------------3---------3-------3-------3------|

As he laid his bloodstained bible in that hooker’s hand
    Dm                              G
e|--------1-------1-------1-------1--------------------x-------------|
B|----3-------3-------3-------3------------3--------3--3~------------|
G|------2-------2-------2-------2-----0---------0------0~------------|
D|--0-------0-------0-------0------------0--------0----0~------------|
A|-----------------------------------------------------2~------------|
E|----------------------------------3---------3--------3~------------|

Chorus: Same as above

Bridge: Strum Chords Once (except last two chords, strum with song pattern.)
           C              G/B                F             C
That’s the story that our preacher told last Sunday. As he held that 
             G            F                                   Am
bloodstained bible up for all of us to see. He said bless the farmer, and the 
 G                F                      Am                    G
teacher, and the preacher. Who gave this bible to my momma who read it to me.

Chorus: Same as above

Final Line: Strum Chords Once.
          C            G/B            Am         G      C
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.
            
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