I Heard It Through The Grapevine Lyrics

I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Marvin Gaye

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I Heard It Through The Grapevine Lyrics

I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew
‘Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy you knew before
Between the two of us guys you know I loved you more

It took me by surprise I must say (took me by surprise I must say)
When I found out yesterday (when I found out yesterday)

Don’t you know that I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh I heard it through the grapevine
Oh I’m just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey bell (I heard it through the grapevine not much longer would you be my baby)

I know a man ain’t supposed to cry
But these tears I can’t hold inside
Losin’ you would end my life you see
‘Cause you mean that much to me

You could have told me yourself (you could have told me yourself)
That you loved someone else (that you loved someone else)

Instead, I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oh, I heard it through the grapevine
And I’m just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey bell (I heard it through the grapevine not much longer would you be my baby)

Instrumental

People say believe half of what you see
Son and none of what you hear
But I can’t help but be confused
If it’s true please tell me dear

Do you plan to let me go (do you plan to let me go)
For the other guy you loved before? (for the other guy you loved before?)

Don’t you know I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Baby I heard it through the grapevine
Ooh, just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey heh

(I heard it through the grapevine not much longer would you be my baby yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Honey, honey I know that you let me go
(I heard it through the grapevine not much longer would you be my baby yeah yeah yeah yeah)
Said I hear it through the grapevine, Oh oh, I heard it through the grapevine
(I heard it through the grapevine not much longer would you be my baby)


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I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Guitar Lesson

‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’ is a Motown classic with a very clever chord progression.

All chords are as if from the key of Eb with just one chord being different, the Eb is a minor.

In the course, I’ll talk you through all sections one by one using video lessons, TAB, and live band loops.

Finally, you get to play the entire song with a live band!

Preview video lessons: I Heard It Through The Grapevine


Marvin Gaye – Biography

Marvin Gaye helped to shape the Motown sound as a drummer, session singer, writer, lead singer and producer in the 60’s and 70’s.

Marvin’s biggest hits include ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘Ain’t No Mountain High Enough’, ‘Can I Get A Witness’ and politically fueled ‘What’s Going On’.

To find out more, go to Marvin Gaye biography.


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