In this carpool karaoke episode, stage2 breast cancer survivor Michael Catherwood sings “Wagon Wheel”, by Old Crow Medicine Show. Riding along with Mike are our oncologist and singer Kiana Meradith, who provides a helping hand with her fine guitar and vocal skills.

As a faculty member at Creighton University, Mike shares what it was like to be diagnosed with breast cancer as a male. He also emphasizes the importance of men understanding that breast cancer is a disease that can also affect them.

Thanks for sharing your experience, Mike. And nice vocal work too!

Wagon Wheel lyrics by Old Crow Medicine Show
“Wagon Wheel”

Headed down south to the land of the pines
I’m thumbin’ my way into North Caroline
Starin’ up the road
And 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

[Chorus:] So rock me mama like a wagon wheel
Rock me mama anyway 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 string band
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


Walkin’ due 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 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