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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
full 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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
a subtle use of vocal harmony
electric guitar wall-o-sound
mild rhythmic syncopation
call and answer vocal harmony (Antiphony)
repetitive melodic phrasing
extensive vamping
acoustic rhythm piano
major key tonality
electric guitar riffs
an electric guitar solo
an unintelligible vocal delivery

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

One of the first songs I took the time to learn all the way through on bass. Love me some Tiran Porter!
oh man, the doobie brothers broke up
Favorite doobies..alb u m
Ok this song is great! I like the guitar in this song too, as I usually do in most of the songs I like to listen too
China Grove is a seventeen minute drive from San Antonio.
sbpiel1
Doobies at their best!
Fine China? Well... lol NK76
I love thissong
grew up with china grove on my turntable 24/7 saw the Doobies in ,76
Grooving it in the 70s...
One of my favorite Doobie Bro. songs. Looking to the west is all right too.
Love this song!!!
The lyric police are out in full force on this one.
kaden1975
Kaden1975 I noticed the wrong lyrics too. Maybe we misunderstoo d them on a m radio LoL. Wish they'd make them right.
smileywaggin
The Doobies were awesome...un t i l Michael McDonald came along and ruined the band
spookcat3
Lyrics are fail
I got the album that this song was on for my birthday many years ago. I still dig it!
blackkllab
Lyrics. They look to the East, not the "easy way."
been in Colorado almost 15 years and at 53 love it, but reminds me of the folks are rising for a brand new day.
buttercup938 4
Your lyrics are wrong
gyoko1
Lyrics not even close in a few places.
Yeah, lyrics definitely need to be researches better.
Saw these guys in spring 74 in Amarillo with REO Speedwagon as back up. What a concert that was. I will be seing them in two weeks in Tulsa. Good Stuff.
groovin tune
Saw these guys in concert in 78 in Odessa Tx..I still love the sounds//Man the 70s were just to good
hmiller759
WHO the heck is writing down these lyrics? Obviously, this person is that individual who sings the wrong words and wonders why everyone is laughing at him.
Why? On my Moody Blues station. I thought I left them behind on the dance floor at my Prom in '74.
you took the words right outta my head...how incomprehens i b l e can 'whoa oh oh' be?
what moron transcribed the lyrics?
kshep799
Pretty sure some of the lyrics are wrong - when you click on the song title it brings up the lyrics. Lines like "they just keep on looking to the easy way" - I always thought they said "they just keep on looking to the East" which makes sense since the Orient is referred to as "the far east". Some of the other lyrics seem wrong too, but this is the one I am sure is wrong. Any know for sure?
reminds me of a love in california .southern cal.huntingt i n g beach. the 70"s we drove to San Diego.He said you are going to marry the wrong person.. hummm I married him many years later. I often wonder today how he is.....

but he comes back to me through music....... .
Great song one of their best.
bryantoy
Wall-o-sound ? I always think of that as just a driving, powerful, in-your-face rock-out that doesn't stop. Springsteen does it a lot. So do the Foo Fighters. It can be done with very few instruments as long as the chords are big, but it works better with multiple layers of instrumentat i o n . Think of it as someone hitting you in the face with a big frying pan and then standing on it while you lay on the ground.
What's "wall-o-soun d " ?

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