I Heard It Through The Grapevine

Lyrics: Strong, Whitfield
Music: Strong, Whitfield

Soundchecked by the Dead on 23 March 1986 but never played at a show.

Oo, I bet you're wond'ring how I knew
'Bout your plans to make me blue
With some other guy that you knew before
Between the two of us guys
You know I love you more
It took me by surprise, I must say
When I found out yesterday

Chorus
I heard it through the grapevine
Not much longer would you be mine
Oo, I heard it through the grapevine
And I'm just about to lose my mind
Honey, honey yeah

You know that 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
That you found someone else instead

[chorus]

People say "believe half of what you see,
And some or none of what you hear"
I can't help bein' confused
If it's true, won't you tell me dear
Do you plan to let me go
For the other guy that you knew before

[chorus]


Recordings
None by the Dead. The version by Marvin Gaye is widely available, as are covers by many others.



Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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