Wagon wheel    (video)    (intro)

 

    G - D - Em - C    - G - D - C (2x)

 

        G                                     D

1. Headed down south to the land of the pines,

                  Em                              C

    and I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline,

       G                                  D                          C

    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

    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                   G - D               C  

rock me, mama, anyway you feel ! He....y, mama, rock me !

   G                                     D

Rock me, mama, like the wind and the rain

Em                                 C                            G - D               C  

rock me, mama, like a south-bound train ! He....y, mama, rock me !

 

+  G - D - Em - C   - G - D - C

 

       G                              D

2. 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

    my baby plays the guitar       I pick a banjo now.

             G                                            D

    Oh, 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

    but I ain't a turnin' back to livin' that old life no more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      G                                   D

So rock me, mama, like a wagon wheel;

Em                              C                   G - D               C  

rock me, mama, anyway you feel ! He....y, mama, rock me !

  G                                      D

Rock me, mama, like the wind and the rain

Em                                 C                            G - D               C  

rock me, mama, like a south-bound train ! He....y, mama, rock me !

 

+  G - D - Em - C   - G - D - C (2x)

 

       G                            D

3. Walkin' to the south out of Roanoke,

                     Em                                      C

    I caught a trucker out of Philly, 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                                          C

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

           G                                D                    C

    and if I die in Raleigh, at least I will die free.

 

+ CHORUS   + G

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Old Crow Medicine Show)