Category: Music

OCMS Live: Wagon Wheel

One of the benefits of working from home is playing music I like to hear, all day long. Under the category of “old timey number with guitar accompaniment,” this is Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show. This song was created from a Bob Dylan snippet. There’s a story behind it:

“Wagon Wheel” is composed of two different parts. The chorus for the song comes from a Bob Dylan outtake from the soundtrack for the film Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Although never officially released, the Dylan song was released on a bootleg and is usually named after the chorus and its refrain of “Rock Me Mama.” Although Dylan left the song an unfinished sketch, Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show wrote verses for the song around Dylan’s original chorus. Secor’s additional lyrics transformed “Rock Me Mama” into “Wagon Wheel.”

— From the Wagon Wheel page on Wikipedia.

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