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Wagon Wheel

Old Crow Medicine Show


Strumming Guide


d   D     U D U  w/swing feel

1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Capo 2


Intro: / G - - - / D - - - / Em - - - / C - - - /

         / G - - - / D - - - / C - - - / - - - - /


   G                                    D

Headed down south to the land of the pines

                Em                          C

And I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline

   G                                  D                         C (1)

Starin' up the road and pray to God I see headlights


     G                                       D

I made it down the coast in seventeen hours

  Em                                 C

Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers

                G                                  D                         C (1)

And I'm a-hopin' for Raleigh I can see my baby tonight



      G                               D

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel

 Em                          C

Rock me mama any way you feel

 G   D             C (1)

Hey     mama rock me

   G                                  D

Rock me mama like the wind and the rain

 Em                             C

Rock me mama like a southbound train

G   D             C (1)

Hey     mama rock me


Repeat Intro


   G                            D

Runnin' from the cold up in New England

           Em                               C

I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time stringband

        G                           D                           C (1)

My baby plays the guitar, I pick a banjo now


                    G                                     D

Oh, the North country winters keep a gettin' me now

                Em                                C

Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave

              G                              D                          C (1)

But I ain't a-turnin' back, To livin' that old life no more



Repeat Intro


   G (hold)              D (hold)

Walkin' due south out of Roanoke

                  Em (hold)                          C (hold)

I caught a trucker out of Philly, had a nice long toke

       G (hold)                                  D (hold)                  C (1 hold)

But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap to Johnson City, Tennessee


             G                              D

And I gotta get a move on, bid for the sun

                Em                                         C

I hear my baby callin' my name and I know that she's the only one

        G                             D                      C (1)

And if I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free




End on G


This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.