Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel Text Guitar Tab

Learn the song with the online tablature player
Slide Up  : /
Slide Down: \
Hammer On : ^
Pull Off  : *
Let Note Ring: (-)

Intro Chords
G - D - Em - C  <--{RIGHT after this play violin part}

{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}

|-----G----------------------------------------------------------------------|
|--------------------------------{PLAY HAMMER OFF REAL FAST}-----------------|
|------(0)--2--4-(4)----4/5\4-4-2-(2)----2/3\2*0-----0------0-------0--------|
|--0^2--------------------------------------------2-------2-------2---2---2--|
|---------------------------------------------------------------3-------3----|
|--------------------------------------------------PLAY-----ABOVE-----SLOW---|

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

{If you dont want to play violin/fiddle part here is the intro}

{G,D,Em,C --- G,D,C}

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

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

  Then play: {G,D,Em,C -- G,D,C}

 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

   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}

 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

   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
|----3-2-0------------------------3-------|
|----------3-1-0----(0)-------------------|
|----------------(2)----(0)---------------|
|-----------------------------------------|
|---------------------------------2-------|
|---------------------------------3-------|

*I love you Katie :)*