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Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel


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Song: Wagon Wheel
Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show
Album: O.C.M.S.

This is a great song by a great young band with that old time stringband sound.
The song is real simple to play.  
It just has two patterns that alternate all throughout the song.

CAPO 2

Intro:  
G, D, Em, C
G, D, C  (2x)

Verse 1

G                        D
Headed down south to the land of the pines
        Em                   C
And I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
G        
Starin' up the road
    D                 C
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    
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
      D             C
I can see my baby tonight

Chorus

   G                   D
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Em              C
Rock me mama anyway you feel
G  D     C   
Hey mama rock me
G                     D
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em                  C
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
G  D     C
Hey mama rock me

Verse 2

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
My baby plays the guitar
               C
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          
But I ain't a turnin' back
   D                    C
To livin' that old life no more

Chorus

   G                   D
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Em              C
Rock me mama anyway you feel
G  D     C   
Hey mama rock me
G                     D
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em                  C
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
G  D     C
Hey mama rock me

Verse 3 (just strum once for the first part of the verse)

G                    D
Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke
           Em  
I caught a trucker out of Philly
      C
Had a nice long toke
    G                           D
But he's a headed west from the Cumberland Gap
   C            
To Johnson City, Tennessee

      G                   D
And I gotta get a move on fit for the sun
          Em 
I hear my baby callin' my name
      C
And I know that she's the only one
    G 
And if I die in Raleigh
   D                C
At least I will die free

Chorus

   G                   D
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Em              C
Rock me mama anyway you feel
G  D     C   
Hey mama rock me
G                     D
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em                  C
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
G  D     C
Hey mama rock me 



Comments about this tab

JOKERS_4 - 2005-10-07
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHERE TO GET THE BANJO TABS FOR THIS SONG IT WOULD BE A GREAT HELP
Olddirtfoot - 2006-01-18
if anyone can post the banjo roll pattern for this song i would appreciate it. :)
christopher - 2006-02-09
i dont know the tabs , but i do know it is in key of A
rade - 2006-03-08
Key A (capo on second fret and g). Forward roll sounds good.
ajmiller7 - 2008-04-05
What are the "Two Strumming Patterns" ????
wahoozer24024 - 2008-12-31
heres a buddy of mine giving instructions on how he plays the banjo parts.. he doesnt use a capo so if you want to play it in the right key, which is A, then just put a capo on the 2nd fret..
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSkf2Mqm3sw

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