Good Music Mondays–Wagon Wheel

So for those of you don’t know, I really hate country music. I think that it’s largely cliche and unoriginal. Most country sounds the same to me. It’s the same reason why I don’t really like most rap: I feel like a lot of it is about the same thing. The song “Wagon Wheel,” however, is an exception. There is just something about it that just screams “Listen to this song, you’ll have a good time.” Maybe it’s the storytelling element that it has, maybe it’s the violin, maybe it’s the lyrics, I don’t really know. I just really like this song. In fact, it’s so good that I want to play it on the guitar at 3 am. Maybe that’s why it won a Grammy. Anyway, good job music industry, you made me like something that I usually don’t.

“Wagon Wheel”
(originally by Old Crow Medicine Show)

Heading down south to the land of the pines
I’m thumbing my way into North Carolina
Staring up the road and pray to God I see headlights
I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Picking me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I’m a-hopin’ for Raleigh, I can see my baby tonight

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey momma rock me

Running from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old time string band
My baby plays a guitar, I pick a banjo now
Oh, north country winters keep a-getting me down
Lost my money playing poker so I had to leave town
But I ain’t turning back to living that old life no more

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey momma rock me

Walkin’ to the south out of Roanoke
I caught a trucker out of Philly had a nice long toke
But he’s a-heading west from the Cumberland gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee
I gotta get a move on before the sun
I hear my baby calling my name and I know that she’s the only one
And if I die in Raleigh at least I will die free

So rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel
Hey momma rock me
Oh, rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
Hey, hey momma rock me

Oh, so rock me momma like a wagon wheel
Rock me momma any way you feel (I wanna feel)
Hey, hey momma rock me (momma rock me, momma rock me)
Rock me momma like the wind and the rain
Rock me momma like a south bound train
(I wanna rock like a south bound train)
Hey momma rock me
Rock me

If any of you guitarists out there want the music, I’ve pasted the link below, but seriously it’s just capo 2, G  D Em C repeated over and over and over and over and over.

In fact I like it so much I might upload a video of me and Emma playing it, if that’s ok with her of course!

http://tabs.ultimate-guitar.com/d/darius_rucker/wagon_wheel_crd.htm

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