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Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicOther - Entertainment · 1 decade ago

Need a strumming pattern?

I need a strumming pattern for the song "Wagon Wheel" by Old Crow Medicine Show. I know it's a long shot to put that up here, but I'm giving it a try.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    I'm guessing you mean the chords, hope this is what you are after.

    #----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#

    #This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #

    #song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

    #------------------------------------------------------------------------------#

    Song: Wagon Wheel

    Artist: Old Crow Medicine Show

    Album: O.C.M.S.

    This is a great song by a great young band with that old time stringband sound.

    The song is real simple to play.

    It just has two patterns that alternate all throughout the song.

    CAPO 2

    Intro:

    G, D, Em, C

    G, D, C (2x)

    Verse 1

    G D

    Headed down south to the land of the pines

    Em C

    And 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' 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 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

    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 D

    My baby plays the guitar

    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

    Verse 3 (just strum once for the first part of the verse)

    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

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Try playing along with headphones. You can maybe tweak your EQ to hear the drums better.

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