ukulele
                       
[C] Headed down south to the  
[G] land of the pines  

And I'm  
[Am] thumbin' my way into  
[F] North Caroline  

[C] Starin' up the road  

And pray to  
[G] God I see  
[F] headlights 

I  
[C] made it down the coast in  
[G] seventeen hours  

[Am] Pickin' me a bouquet of  
[F] dogwood flowers  

And I'm a  
[C] hopin' for Raleigh I can  
[G] see my baby to­ 
[F]night 

Chorus: 

So  
[C] rock me mama like a  
[G] wagon wheel  

[Am] Rock me mama any  
[F] way you feel  

[C] Hey,  
[G] mama  
[F] rock me  

[C] Rock me mama like the  
[G] wind and the rain  

[Am] Rock me mama like a  
[F] south­bound train  

[C] Hey,  
[G] mama  
[F] rock me 

So  
[C] rock me mama like a  
[G] wagon wheel  

[Am] Rock me mama any  
[F] way you feel  

[C] Hey,  
[G] mama  
[F] rock me 

 

[C] Runnin' from the cold  
[G] up in New England  

I was  
[Am] born to be a fiddler in an  
[F] old­time stringband 

My  
[C] baby plays the guitar,  
[G] I pick a banjo  
[F] now 

Oh, the  
[C] North country winters keep a  
[G] gettin' me now  

Lost my  
[Am] money playin' poker so I  
[F] had to up and leave  

But I  
[C] ain't a turnin' back  

To  
[G] livin' that old life  
[F] no more 

Chorus 

So  
[C] rock me mama like a  
[G] wagon wheel  

[Am] Rock me mama any  
[F] way you feel  

[C] Hey,  
[G] mama  
[F] rock me 

 

[C] Walkin' to the south  
[G] out of Roanoke  

I caught a  
[Am] trucker out of Philly  

Had a  
[F] nice long toke  

But  
[C] he's a headed west from the  
[G] Cumberland Gap  

To  
[F] Johnson City, Tennessee 

And I  
[C] gotta get a move on  
[G] fit for the sun  

I hear my  
[Am] baby callin' my name and I  
[F] know that she's the only one  

And  
[C] if I die in Raleigh at  
[G] least I will die  
[F] free 

Chorus