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Headed down south to the land of the pines
And I'm thumbin' my way into North Caroline
Starin' up the road
Pray to God I see headlights

I made it down the coast in seventeen hours
Pickin' me a bouquet of dogwood flowers
And I'm a hopin' for Raleigh
I can see my baby tonight

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

Runnin' from the cold up in New England
I was born to be a fiddler in an old-time stringband
My baby plays the guitar
I pick a banjo now

Oh, the North country winters keep a gettin' me now
Lost my money playin' poker so I had to up and leave
But I ain't a turnin' back
To livin' that old life no more

So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama any way you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama 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 headed west from the Cumberland Gap
To Johnson City, Tennessee

And I gotta get a move on before for the sun
I hear my baby callin' 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 mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama any way you feel
Hey mama rock me
Rock me mama like the wind and the rain
Rock me mama like a south-bound train
Hey mama rock me



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    Aj TeamSadie WisemanJan 26, 2013 at 6:02 am
    that is the stupidest thing i have ever herd... you like metal music and you search a song that bob dylan wrote? bob fucking dylan... an old folk country music singer.... you make about as much sense as wipein your butt before you poop..
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    Cleveland MorrisJan 28, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    Aj Wiseman That's quite possibly the funniest thing I've heard this year. Nobody can accuse you of being tactful but you damn sure are witty.
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    Susan Van Ness HuberJan 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm
    Geez, what's up with such angry responses? Have a little respect for crying out loud. There are certainly is much worse things happening in the world today. SMH!
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    Hazel May LebrunJan 24, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    I'm a songwriter and I have co-written songs. I always make sure I credit whomever was writing with me or had a hand in it. I've seen so many take other people's songs (I know I 'm old school and this is the era of song sampling everywhere). It's just a credit and Dylan has enough songs out there to not need it, but... I've seen some heartbroken writers out there who had their work taken and not an acknowledgement to be found. It's hurtful for a writer... and shameful for the thief.
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    Dustin PaceMar 17, 2013 at 1:29 am
    old crow medicine show didnt write this and neither did bob dylaan... not alone anyway, dylan wrote the chorus for it but never finished and then ocms finished it with dylans original chorus...

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