China Grove - The Doobie Brothers
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Tabs and lyrics
Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
Hello, This is my first fully tabbed song. So enjoy!
CHINA GROVE - THE DOOBIE BROTHERS
Standard Tuning
E A D G B e


[Intro]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-----------------------9--9-------------------|
D|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-9--9-------------------|
A|-7--7-x-x-x-x-7--7-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-7--7------7------------|x3
E|---------------------------10-x-x-9--x-x-5-x-x-x------7--9--------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-----------------------------------------------|
D|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-------------------------------|
A|-7--7-x-x-x-x-7--7-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-------------------------------|
E|---------------------------10-x-x-9--x-x-5-------------------------------|


[Verse #1]

e|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-----------------------9--9-------------------|
D|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-9--9-------------------|
A|-7--7-x-x-x-x-7--7-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-7--7------7------------|x2
E|---------------------------10-x-x-9--x-x-5-x-x-x------7--9--------------|


[Bridge #1]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------9-----7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
D|-11-11--------9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
A|-11-11--------9-9-7-9---7-7-7-7---------------------7--7--(7)------------|
E|-9--9--9-7-5--7-7---7---5-5-5-5-5-6-7-8---------7/9---9--9---------------|


[Chorus #1]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-x-x-x-x----------9-----------------9------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
D|-9-9-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
A|-7-7-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|
E|-------------x-10-9------------x-10-9------------x-10-9--------------------------|


[Verse #2]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------9--9-x-x-x-x---x-9-9---------------------------9--9-------------|
D|---------9--9-x-x-x-x---x-9-9-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-9--9-------------|
A|----7----7--7-x-x-x-x---x-7-7-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-7--7-----7-------|
E|-7/9--9-----------------------x-x-10-x-x-9--x-x-5-x-x-x------7-9---------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-----------------------9--9--------------------|
D|-9--9-x-x-x-x-9--9-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-9--9--------------------|
A|-7--7-x-x-x-x-7--7-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-7--7------7-------------|
E|---------------------------10-x-x-9--x-x-5-x-x-x------7--9---------------|


[Bridge #2]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------9-----7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
D|-11-11--------9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
A|-11-11--------9-9-7-9---7-7-7-7---------------------7--7--(7)------------|
E|-9--9--9-7-5--7-7---7---5-5-5-5-5-6-7-8---------7/9---9--9---------------|


[Chorus #2]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-x-x-x-x----------9-----------------9------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
D|-9-9-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
A|-7-7-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|
E|-------------x-10-9------------x-10-9------------x-10-9--------------------------|


[Bridge #3]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4-6-6------------------------------4/6--6-6----4-6-6------------------|
D|-6-4-6-6------------------4-4--6/4--6-4/6--6-6--6-4-6-6------------------|
A|-6-2-4-4-4-2----2-2--2-4--4-4--6/4--6-2/4--4-4--6-2-4-4-4-2---2-2--2-4---|
E|-4------------4-----4-----2-2--4/2--4-----------4-----------4-----4------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-11--11--12-x-11-11--12-12-12-x-11---------------------------------------|
G|-11--11--11-x-11-11--11-11-11-x-11---------------------------------------|
D|-11--11--11-x-11-11--11-11-11-x-11---------------------------------------|
A|-9---9---9--x-9--9---9--9--9--x-9----------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---4-6-6------------------------------4/6--6-6---------7-------5x7x9-----|
D|-6-4-6-6------------------4-4--6/4--6-4/6--6-6--7--7-7-7-7-7-7-5x7x9-----|
A|-6-2-4-4-4-2----2-2--2-4--4-4--6/4--6-2/4--4-4--7--7-7-5-7-7-7-3x5x7-----|
E|-4------------4-----4-----2-2--4/2--4-----------5--5-5---5-5-5-----------|

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------5x7x9------x-x9--9-x-x-x-x-----------------------9-9------|
D|---------------5x7x9------x-x9--9-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-9-9-----9|
A|-----2-2---2---3x5x7------x-x7--7-x-x-x-x-12-x-x-11-x-x-7-x-x-x-7-7-9h11-|
E|-2/3-----3---2----------------------------10-x-x-9--x-x-5-x-x-x----------|


[Solo]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------9b-9b-----------------------------|
G|-----9-9---11----9-11b--11b-11b---9-9------11-9-9---9-9------------------|
D|-9h11----11--9h11--------------11-----------------11---------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|----------------------12---12-----------------12--------------------17b--|
B|-13b--13b-----------12b--12b---------------12----15-15b---15--17---------|
G|----------11p9--(9)-----------12p11--9--9--------------16--------16------|
D|--------------11----------------------12---------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-15/17/15/17/15/17---------------------------------------------------14b-|
B|-------------------17--15-17-17--17--15-17-17-15-17-17-15/14-12-12-14----|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------14--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------------------------------14|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


[Bridge #4]

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------9-----7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
D|-11-11--------9-9-9-9---7-7-7-7------------------------------------------|
A|-11-11--------9-9-7-9---7-7-7-7---------------------7--7--(7)------------|
E|-9--9--9-7-5--7-7---7---5-5-5-5-5-6-7-8---------7/9---9--9---------------|


[Outro]

e|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-9-9-x-x-x-x----------9-----------------9------------------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
D|-9-9-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11--9-----6--x-12-11---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-----|
A|-7-7-x-x-x-x-x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11--7-7-9----x-12-11---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-----|
E|-------------x-10-9------------x-10-9------------x-10-9--------------------------|


************************************

| x Dead note
| (n) Ghost note
| h Hammer-on
| p Pull-off
| b Bend
| / Slide up

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Tunning: Standard (E A D G B e)
China Grove by The Doobie Brothers

tabbed by graffiti

Standard Tuning

/slide up
\slide down
h hammer on
p pull off
^ bend to note indicated
qb quick bend


Intro pt. 1 x3

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9----9-9------7---6---------9-9--------------------------------------|
D|--9-9----9-9------7---6---7-----9-9--------------------------------------|
A|--7-7----7-7------5---4---7-----7-7---------5----------------------------|
E|--------------------------5--------------/7---7--------------------------|


End Intro

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9-9-----7---6--------------------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9-9-----7---6----7---------------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7-7-----5---4----7---------------------------------------------|
E|---------------------------5---------------------------------------------|


Verse

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---------9-9---------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---7-----9-9---------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7-7-----5--4---7-----7-7---------5-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------5--------------/7---7---------------------------|

When the sun comes up on a sleepy little town Down around san antone

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6--------9-9----------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---7----9-9----------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7-7-----5--4---7----7-7-------------7--------------------------|
E|-------------------------5----------------7h9----------------------------|

And the folks are risin for another day round about their homes

Bridge

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6------4----4-4-----/9--8--------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--4h6------4-4-----/9--9-------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
A|--4-4-----------2-2-----------------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------5-5-5-5-6-7-8------------------------|

The people of the town are strange and they're proud of where they came

Chorus

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9-9----7--6---------------7--6------------------------|
D|-------------------9-9----7--6--7------------7--6---7--------------------|
A|--------7---7------7-7----5--4--7-----5-7----5--4---7-------5-7----------|
E|--7-7h9---9---9-----------------5--/7---------------5----/7--------------|

Well, youre talkin bout china grove oh, china grove

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--6---------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|
D|--7--6---7-----9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9-------------------------------------------|
A|--5--4---7-----7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--------------7----------------------------|
E|---------5-----------------------------7h9----9--------------------------|


Verse

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---------9-9---------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---7-----9-9---------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7-7-----5--4---7-----7-7---------5-----------------------------|
E|-------------------------5--------------/7---7---------------------------|

Well, the preacher and the teacher Lord, theyre a caution, They are the talk of the town

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6--------9-9----------------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9-9-----7--6---7----9-9----------------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7-7-----5--4---7----7-7-------------7--------------------------|
E|-------------------------5----------------7h9----------------------------|

When the gossip gets to flyin And they aint lyin When the sun goes fallin down

Bridge

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6------4----4-4-----/9--8--------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--4h6------4-4-----/9--9-------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
A|--4-4-----------2-2-----------------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------5-5-5-5-6-7-8------------------------|

They say that the fathers insane And dear missus perkins a game

Chorus
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9-9----7--6---------------7--6------------------------|
D|-------------------9-9----7--6--7------------7--6---7--------------------|
A|--------7---7------7-7----5--4--7-----5-7----5--4---7-------5-7----------|
E|--7-7h9---9---9-----------------5--/7---------------5----/7--------------|

Were talkin bout the china grove Oh, china grove

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--6------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
D|--7--6--7---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--4--7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------|
E|--------5----------------------------------------------------------------|


Bridge 2

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|------------------------------------9------------------------------------|
G|------------------------------------9-------11-11--------9---------------|
D|--6--9--11-11--------9--11-11--9------11----11-11---9h11-----------------|
A|--6--9--11-11---9h11----11-11----11---------9--9-------------------------|
E|--4--7--9--9------------9--9---------------------------------------------|

But every day theres a new thing comin The ways of an oriental view

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|----------11--9----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--11-11---11--9---11-11--------9----9----9----9--11----------------------|
A|--11-11-----------11-11---9h11---11---11---11----------------------------|
E|--9--9------------9--9---------------------------------------------------|

The sheriff and his buddies With their samurai swords

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--11---11-11---11-11-9-11-----11-11-11-11-11-11-9--11--------------------|
D|--11---11-11---11-11-9-11-----11-11-11-11-11-11-9--11-----6-9--11-11-----|
A|--9----9--9----9--9--9-9------9--9--9--9--9--9--9--9------6-9--11-11-----|
E|----------------------------------------------------------4-7--9--9------|

You can even hear the music at night

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-----------------------9-------------------------------------------------|
G|-----------------------9-------11-11--------9-----------11--9------------|
D|--------9----9----9-------11---11-11---9h11-----11-11---11--9------------|
A|--9h11----11---11---11---------9--9-------------11-11--------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------9--9---------------------|

And though its a part of the lone star state People dont seem to care
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|------------------------5--7--9---------------------5-7-9----------------|
D|--7--7-7---7--7--7-7----5--7--9---------------------5-7-9----------------|
A|--7--7-7---7--7--7-7----3--5--7-------7-7---7-------3-5-7----------------|
E|--5--5-5---5--5--5-5--------------7h9-----9---9-7------------------------|

They just keep on lookin to the east

Intro to Solo x2

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9----9-9------7---6---------9-9--------------------------------------|
D|--9-9----9-9------7---6---7-----9-9--------------------------------------|
A|--7-7----7-7------5---4---7-----7-7---------5----------------------------|
E|--------------------------5--------------/7---7--------------------------|


Solo

Gtr. I
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9-9------11------9------------------------------------|
D|------6/9-----9h11-----9h11----9-11---11^13--11^13--11^13^11--9----------|
A|--/9---------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Gtr. I
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|----------------------------------12^14--12^14---------------------------|
G|--12^14--11^13^11p9-----9--11qb-----------------11^13^11p9-----9---------|
D|---------------------11-------------------------------------11-----------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|



Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Gtr. I
e|--------12--------12-----------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------17--15-15-15-15--------|
G|--11^13-----11^13-----13^11p9-------9\--------16-------------------------|
D|--------------------------------11--------/18----------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Gtr. I
e|------------------15^17---15-15^16-15-15^16-15-15^16--15^17^15p12--------|
B|--15--17---15\12---------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Gtr. I
e|----------12---------12--12---------12---------12------------------------|
B|---15^17------15^17----------15^17------15^17-------15-12-15-14-12-------|
G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Gtr. I
e|-----------12------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------12----12---15-12-------------------------------------------------|
G|--12h13--------------------14/16---12^13---------------------------------|
D|-------------------------------------------14\---------------------------|
A|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


Gtr. II
e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6-------9-9----------------------------------|
D|--9-9-----9----9---9-----7--6--7----9-9----------------------------------|
A|--7-7-----7--7---7-------5--4--7----7-7-------5--------------------------|
E|-------------------------------5-----------/7---7------------------------|


Bridge

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--6-6------4----4-4-----/9--8--------------------------------------------|
D|--6-6--4h6------4-4-----/9--9-------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
A|--4-4-----------2-2-----------------7-7-7-7-8-9-10-----------------------|
E|------------------------------------5-5-5-5-6-7-8---------------12\------|


Outro

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|-------------------9-9----7--6---------------7--6------------------------|
D|-------------------9-9----7--6--7------------7--6---7--------------------|
A|--------7---7------7-7----5--4--7-----5-7----5--4---7-------5-7----------|
E|--7-7h9---9---9-----------------5--/7---------------5----/7--------------|

Talkin bout the china grove Oh, china grove

e|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--7--6------9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
D|--7--6--7---9-9-9-9-9-9-9-9----------------------------------------------|
A|--5--4--7---7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7----------------------------------------------|
E|--------5----------------------------------------------------------------|
Song info
China Grove
The Doobie Brothers
2001
  • Rock
  • Pop Rock
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