Guitar Chords for Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show

Learn guitar chords and lyrics for playing Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show, on guitar.

• 528 words

• By Scott Mathson

Guitar chords charts, lyrics, and guitar lesson for Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show (written by Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor) off of the O.C.M.S. album released February 24, 2004.

Chords played

These are the guitar chords used in this song. Chord charts read as the strings and frets needing played (or muted - x).

  E ––––3–––––2––––0–––––0–––––
  B ––––0–––––3––––0–––––1–––––
  G ––––0–––––2––––0–––––0–––––
  D ––––0–––––0––––2–––––2–––––
  A ––––2–––––x––––2–––––3–––––
  E ––––3–––––x––––0–––––x–––––
        G     D    Em    C     

Lyrics and chords for Wagon Wheel

Capo: 2nd fret

Intro: G- - - D- - - Em- - - C- - - // G- - - D- - - C- - - - - - - (2x)

  [Verse 1]
  G                         D                  
  Headed down south to the land of the pines
       Em                 C
  I'm thumbin' my way to 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 any way 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 string band
     G
  My baby plays the guitar
  D               C
   I pick a banjo now
          G                             D
  Ah, the north country winters keep a-gettin' me
                Em                       C
  And I 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

  [(back to) Chorus]
  
  [Verse 3]
  G                 D
  Walkin' due 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 before 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
  
  [(back to) Chorus]

Song’s chord progressions

Verse and chorus chord progressions:

  • G to D to Em to C
  • C to D to C

Song information

Wagon Wheel

  • Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show
  • Released: February 24, 2004
  • Album: O.C.M.S.
  • Songwriter(s): Bob Dylan, Ketch Secor
  • Producer(s): David Rawlings
  • Length: 3:52

Information from Wikipedia page


This is my take on the song. I do not own any rights to the song, yet this lesson’s content, and other materials here are my own.

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