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Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel (Chord)
Album: O.C.M.S. (2004)
Submitter: MADEMAN45 (0) on 5/21/04 27 comments
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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 (click here to add a non-facebook comment)
this is a great song and a great young group. saw the at merlefest 3 weeks ago and they are awesome live.
-Russellirby | 5/21/2004
thanks for postin this! i just saw em laste weekend in mt. view arkansas at the ozark folf center. i got to meet em and talk with em...it was just a great experience!
-brodank | 5/24/2004
saw them at Oxford, MS at Double Decker..Great sound
-spinrider2000 | 5/30/2004
this is a great band. I hope to see some of their other songs posted. I'll try and help with that. Great tab thanks
-xstep | 6/17/2004
This is a great song and easy to play for a beginner like me.

-crazy gomer | 6/18/2004
I heard a guy named Boom play this song at merritt mountain music festival last week and it was a great version...we had a whole group jammin to this song.....Boom if you read this drop me an e-mail at wood_rochlin@hotmail.com
-rochlinw | 7/21/2004
i just picked up this cd. and it's hella awsome. go get it!
-honkietonkf**k | 8/5/2004
Hey this song rocks, but I'm playing along with it and it sounds like its tuned on a different key can you guys tell me if it is or isn't. I'm playing it tuned a half step down.
-IhuizzyI | 8/15/2004
These guys are pretty frickin good....I just bought their CD the other day and it is a good listen...nice tab too...everything sounds good and it is really easy to learn and pick up the progressions...

And to the person who posted before me....put a capo on the third fret...that should do the trick...the song is not meant to be played a half step down...it is meant ot be played with a capo on the 2nd fret, so with a guitar tuned doown, the capo goes on the third fret (putting the capo on the first fret brings it back to standard tuning)...
-soona63 | 9/3/2004
Thanks soona63 sounds muchmuch better.
-IhuizzyI | 9/9/2004
Is this a bob dylan song?

-big jp | 1/21/2005
I saw these guys in December and they are awesome. This kind of music is fading fast and a young group of guys like this are quite rare. Great group and great song.
PS-I would really like to know how they came up with the name for th eband, sounds like one helluva story.
-bbowes | 1/28/2005
This is a good tab, and the song sounds fantastic on the mandolin.
-osheabpc | 2/10/2005
Thanks for Wagon Wheel - one thing; believe it's "Hopin' to Riley" / Expression used instead of "Hell" as in "Hopin' to Hell" These guys use the banjo and the 6 string banjo. Peace!
-luxussi | 3/22/2005
good job man. I just found out about this band and im hooked

-moorehead | 4/13/2005
you can also play it A, E, Em*, D, and then A, E, D. this is if u wana play w/o the capo.

*play the Em by barring on the second fret, and using ur 3rd and 4th fingers on the D and A strings i think the chord is a F#
-rebelpicker22 | 4/16/2005
bob dylan origanally started writing this song, but never finished it. then these guys finished it, and it is a great tune
-davidk409 | 5/2/2005
Saw this band at Stubbs Austin Tx...they are great, esp. live. A must see!
-halebent | 5/4/2005
anyone care to tackle the fiddle parts? tried to figure it out on the guitar but it's over my head. but thats not saying much so if anyone could help out it would be awesome!
-pilot66 | 7/17/2005
yea this song blows me away, and im from texas!
-Dobbs8990 | 11/8/2005
WATCH THIS BAND THEY ARE GONNA BE HUGE
-fenderteleman14 | 1/12/2006
for no capo instead of
capo 2 G,D,Em,c
do
no capo A,E,f#m,d sounds exactly the same
-jeff101 | 7/9/2008
this song was my first youtube video, and i play it just like that. thanks for tabbing so others can enjoy.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W32idURS-XA
-brndnhlbrk | 11/9/2008
does anybody know how to play the part one the acoustic version after it says "hey" then this part is what i wanna know how to play, then it goes to "mamma rock me"

-willy1414 | 3/9/2009
You should check out the original Bob Dylan Version of the song.
-HaulinOates | 1/10/2011
Down home, good music. Wish their version would have gotten more mainstream play.
-steveo711 | 5/22/2014
Down home, good music. Wish their version would have gotten more mainstream play.
-steveo711 | 5/22/2014
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