I Heard It Through The Grapevine lyrics


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I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye!

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,
oh, 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).


I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Chords

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I bet you’re wonderin’ how I knew, ’bout your plans to make me blue.
Ebm | Ebm | Bb Ab | Ab7 |
With some other guy, you knew before, between the two of us guys you know I loved you more.

Go to I Heard It Through The Grapevine chords.


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As well as his own solo career, Barrett also wrote many of Motown’s biggest hits.

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Marvin Gaye

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

Marvin’s 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.

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