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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

     

    Chorus:

          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

     

    Chorus

    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

     

    Chorus

     

    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.