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I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Gladys Knight & The Pips

Chord Guide


C7:   x3231x

        32 41

G7:   x109108x


F7:   x8786x


Am:   x02210


C5:   x355xx


Strum: D U X U D U X U        X = scratch mute

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


/ C7 - - - / x4


            C7 (2)

Ooh,  I bet you're wond'rin' how I knew

G7                                                 F7

    'bout your plans to make me blue

C7 (2)

With some other girl you knew before

G7                                                 F7

     Between the two of us girls ya know I love you more

Am                                 F7

     It took me by surprise I must say

C7                             F7

     When I found out yesterday.



                            C7                                           F7

Don't ya know that I heard it through the grapevine

               C7                                   F7

Not much longer would you be mine

                                      C7                                        F7

Oh, don't ya know that I heard it through the grapevine

          C7                                                       F7

And I'm just about, just about, just about, to lose my mind

      C5 (4 w/riff)

Oh yes, I am. 


                   C7 (2)

Boy take a good look at these tears of mine

                           G7                  F7

Baby, baby these tears I can't hold inside

  C7 (2)

Losin' you would end my life you see

G7                                       F7

     Because you mean that much to me

Am                           F7

     You could've told me yourself

C7                               F7

     That you love somebody else.





/ F7 - - - / x6


                   C7                          F7

Say believe half of what you see

                C7                              F7

Oh, ho, and none of what you hear

             C7                        F7

Baby, but I just can't help bein' confused

           C7                                  F7

If it's true please baby, won't ya tell me dear

           Am                   F7

Oh-h-h, do you plan to let me go

C7                                F7

    For the other girl you loved before?




End on C7

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.