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Wagon Wheel Chords

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Basically the same as the Old Crow Medicine Show version, but a step down (i.e. no capo). 
The basic strum pattern is: down, down/up, down/up.

{intro}
G D Em C
G D C C

G                        D
Headed down south to the land of the pines
Em                   C
Thumbin' my way into North Caroline
G
Starin' at the road
D           C             C
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      C
I can see my baby tonight

[one strum per chord]
   G                   D
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Em              C
Rock me mama anyway you feel

[resume strumming]
G   D     C       C
Hey, mama rock me

    G                      D
Well,Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em                  C
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
G   D     C      C
Hey, mama rock me

G D Em C
G D C C

     G                     D
Well runnin' from the cold up in New England
  Em                             C
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time stringband
   G
My baby plays the guitar
D              C    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       C
To livin' that old life no more

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

[single strum for each chord]
     G                    D
Well 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

[resume regular strum]
   C             C
To Johnson City, Tennessee

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


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

[single strum again]
   G                   D
So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Em              C
Rock me mama anyway you feel
G   D     C     C
Hey, mama rock me
     G                     D
Well rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Em                  C
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
G   D     C     C    G
Hey, mama rock me


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meganfitz 10 May 23, 2012 10:47 AM

I mean, I guess I'll start practicing this. I would have preferred if you posted the tab for Kiss Me by Sixpense None the Richer.

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tokimasa 103 May 23, 2012 10:59 AM

There are some tabs for that song out there. However, I will work on it. It's definitely one of my favorites.

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tokimasa 103 May 23, 2012 11:01 AM

PS I accidentally thumbs downed your comment. I didn't know how the comment thing works. Please post two more comments so I can thumbs up both of them.

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