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Wagon Wheel Tab

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Difficulty
Capo
intermediate
2nd fret
Capo on the 2nd, 1st, or no capo, your choice.
(Tab in relative to your capo placement)
THE SONG IS ORIGONALLY PLAYED WITH IT ON 2ND!!!!
Standard Tuning
 
[Intro Chords]

G - D - Em - C  <--(RIGHT after this play violin part)

[Intro]

(The following is the violin/fiddle part for the intro played after the C intro chord 
while remaining "on beat")
(THIS ISNT THE WHOLE VIOLIN PART; GET THE TIMING DOWN AND IT SOUNDS GREAT)
(it sounds good on guitar also; not too fast)

e|-----G----------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------(PLAY HAMMER OFF REAL FAST)-----------------|
G|------(0)--2--4-(4)----4/5\4-4-2-(2)----2/3\2*0-----0------0-------0--------|
D|--0^2--------------------------------------------2-------2-------2---2---2--|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------3-------3----|
E|--------------------------------------------------PLAY-----ABOVE-----SLOW---|

                                             G   D  Em   C        G  D  C
e|---PLAY------BELOW------SLOW---------------3---2----------------3--2--------|
B|-----------------------------------------------3-------1-----------3--1-----|
G|-----------------------------------------------2-------------------2--------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------2--------------2-----|
A|----(2)---2/3\2---2---0--(0)---0^1*0-------2-------2---3--------2-----3-----|
E|--(3)---------------------------------(3)--3-------2------------3-----------|

 TO GET THIS CORRECT THE FIRST "G" CHORD AFTER THE VIOLIN PART ABOVE WILL CORRISPOND TO 
THE "G" PLAYED AT :20 ON THIS REFERENCE SITE>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gX1EP6mG-E
*I can get it right, it just take some getting used to comment if you need help
(Listen to song for strummin pattern, its sort of hard to tell over text)

(If you dont want to play violin/fiddle part here is the intro)

(G,D,Em,C --- G,D,C)

[Verse 1]
G                        D
Headed down south to the land of the pines
     Em                   C
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' to 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

(G,D,Em,C -- G,D,C)

(Here is a cool thing to do other than the usual strumming, just pick it)
(YOUR CHOICE OH CHORDS, PICKING, OR FIDDLE)

(not too fast)

        G            D            Em            C
e|----3-3------------0-----------------------------------------|
B|--------0--0------3--3--3-------0-----0----1-1-1-1--(0)------|
G|--0-------0------2----2-------0---0--------------------------|
D|----------------0-----------2-------2------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

        G            D            Em            C
e|----3-3------------3-----------------------------------------|
B|--------0--0------2--2--2----------------0----1-1-1-1--(0)---|
G|--0-------0------3----3-------0--2--0------------------------|
D|----------------0-----------2--------------------------------|
A|---------------------------(BEND THE 2's)--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------|

  Then play: (G,D,Em,C -- G,D,C)

[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
My baby plays the guitar
 D              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

(G,D,Em,C -- G,D,C) 2x
(AGAIN THIS IS YOUR CHOICE DO THE CHORDS, PICK IT, OR FIDDLE PART)

[Verse 3]
(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

[Outro]
                                   G
e|----3-2-0------------------------3-------|
B|----------3-1-0----(0)-------------------|
G|----------------(2)----(0)---------------|
D|-----------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------2-------|
E|---------------------------------3-------| 

************************************
  
Slide Up  : /
Slide Down: \
Hammer On : ^
Pull Off  : *
Let Note Ring: (-)

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WakeBoarder007 10 Jul 24, 2011 05:36 PM

Excellent! Intro is a little tricky, but i got the timing down and it works great!!! *****

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mathamas 10 Jun 18, 2012 01:31 AM

Great,GREAT tab

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caleb99 325 Nov 09, 2012 02:58 PM

Amazing, one correction though is at the beginning in your violin part towards the end with the chords, your Em is on the wrong strings. 5 Stars.

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