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  •  Not a cover since they wrote it (7+ / 0-)

    Darius Rucker (Hootie) does a good cover here.

    Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

    by BOHICA on Wed May 22, 2013 at 06:55:18 AM PDT

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    •  Not Dylan? (6+ / 0-)

      Re: "...will the American people notice, or are they dumb as sticks to quote the social historian Morris Berman who blames the culture for our problems." - don midwest. don, I'd like you to meet Woody and Twiggy. ☮ ♥ ☺

      by Words In Action on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:04:11 AM PDT

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      •  He just wrote the chorus and melody (7+ / 0-)
        "Wagon Wheel" is composed of two different parts. The chorus and melody for the song comes from a demo recorded by Bob Dylan during the Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid sessions. 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." Secor has stated the song is partially autobiographical. The song has become extremely popular since its inclusion on Old Crow Medicine Show's major label debut, O.C.M.S. in 2004, although the song appeared in earlier form on the now out of print "Troubles Up and Down the Road" EP in 2001. Dylan's song is often credited to "A. Crudup.", and the official publishing information is Dylan/Secor.
        The bootleg release


        In 1973 Bob Dylan made this sketch of song in the Billy The Kid sessions. Never finished the song but, many years after that, Old Crow Medicine Show used the chorus part and the chord progression in Wagon Wheel. A collaboration thru the years for a great song.

        Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

        by BOHICA on Wed May 22, 2013 at 07:14:01 AM PDT

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