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 & Guitar Lessons

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.

Go to I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Barrett Strong – Biography

Barrett Strong was the first artist on the Motown label to have a hit. The song was Money (That’s What I Want). Performed by Barrett, it was written by the president of the label and a sign of what was to come.

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

Go to Barrett Strong – Biography.


The Funk Brothers – Biography

Motown’s house band didn’t have an official name, only they knew they were the Funk Brothers.

The band played on pretty much everything Motown released until ’72 when they relocated to Los Angeles and the band found a note on the hit factory door.

Go to The Funk Brothers – Biography.


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 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.

Go to Marvin Gaye – Biography.

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