China Grove
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

China Grove Chords And Lyrics By The Doobie Brothers

Here on this China Grove chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a live video performance of the song, rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

China Grove
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

The Doobie Brothers recorded this song for their album "The Captain And Me" back in 1973. It reached #15 on Billboard but was about a fictitious place according to Tom Johnson. But in reality, they had passed through China Grove on the was to a performance in San Antoine and the place name subconsciously stuck in his head.

  • Drop D Tuning = Yes
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = in order to get that effect found in this song I'm playing down strokes and then switching to up and down strokes ... the full lesson will show other rhythm sections needed in this song 
  • Picking = Yes
  • Chords = D, C, B, G, Bm, A, G#, A#, Em, Esus E, Gb

China Grove Lyrics

When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town
Down around San Antone
And the folks are risin' for another day
'Round about their homes
The people of the town are strange
And they're proud of where they came

Well, you're talkin' talkin' bout China Grove oh oh oh
Oh, Oh China Grove

Well, the preacher and the teacher Lord, they're a caution
They are the talk of the town
When the gossip gets to flyin' and they ain't lyin'
When the sun goes fallin' down
They say that the fathers insane
And there's Miss Perkin's again

Well, you're talkin' talkin' bout China Grove oh oh oh
Oh, Oh China Grove

But every day there's a new thing comin'
In praise of an oriental view
The sheriff and his buddies with their samurai swords
You can even hear the music at night

And though it's a part of the Lone Star State
People don't seem to care
They just keep on lookin' to the East

Well, you're talkin' talkin' bout China Grove oh oh oh – Oh Oh China Grove

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