Hammerin' Nails Joey + Rory Inspired Transcribed by: Steven P. F#/A# xx8676 Intro B E B F#/A# G#m F# Verse 1 B E My Daddy bought five acres high upon a hill B F# He went there every evenin', when he got off at the mill B E He cleared the trees and brush away and leveled out some land B F# B Then he dug a hole and poured a slab with his own workin' hands Verse 2 E He showed me a picture of a big house in a book B F# Said when we get it finished son, this is how it's gonna look B E Then he buckled on his tool belt and grabbed a two by six B F# B Said ya gotta frame a sturdy wall before you ever lay a brick Chorus ( Tacet )B E B He was hammerin' nails, in our foun - dation E F# Buildin' our home up good and strong E B F# G#m Stand the winds of life's temp - ta - tions F# B To build our house well he was a hammerin' nails Solo B E B F#/A# G#m F# Verse 3 B E We worked with him on the weekends un - til our muscles hurt B F# Then momma would come and get us and take us all to church B E She read us from the Bible about Noah and the flood B F# B About John and Paul and Jesus and how he washed us in His blood Chorus E B She was hammerin' nails, in our foun - dation E F# Buildin' our home up good and strong E B F# G#m Stand the winds of life's temp - ta - tions F# B To build our house well she was a hammerin' nails (S l o w l y) F# B F#/A# B E B Yeah, they raised us well by hammerin' nails This is my interpretation of the song and is what I hear. Since U-G doesn't always include the correct chord voicings, I have included some of them in this transcription. Please feel free to experiment with your own chord voicings. For the F#/A#, you may opt to play a standard F# barre chord and omit the A# in the root, or bass position. The chord voicing provided at the top of the page may sound a bit thin for some.