DOOBIE BROTHERS


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

(chorus)
Well you're talkin'
'bout China Grove
(talkin' 'bout China Grove)
Woh oh oh
Woh 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 father's insane
And dear Mrs. Perkin's a game

(chorus)

But every day there's a new thing comin'
the ways 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

(instrumental)

Talkin' 'bout China Grove
(talkin' 'bout China Grove)
Woh oh oh
Woh oh, China Grove

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Songwriter(s): Tom Johnston
Copyright: Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp.
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Meaning to "China Grove" song text (2 meanings)
O Bloody Hell 09/22/11,20:29
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One of those relatively rare songs from the 70s, like 'Takin' Care of Business', that withstand the test of time.
faithhopes 02/21/11,21:53
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yes, listened to the doobies growing up and collected all the music, but someone thought they should have it more than me, shame on u takn all MY memories
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