Who Sang China Grove? The Doobie Brothers

The Doobie Brothers The Captain and Me cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Tom Johnston
release date: 1973-3-2
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Country Rock/Pop Rock
length: 3:16
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
Well, you're talkin bout china grove
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 missus Perkins a game
Were talkin bout the china grove
Oh, china grove

But every day theres 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

Talkin bout the china grove
Oh, china grove

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Natural Thing
  • 2 Long Train Runnin’
  • 3 China Grove
  • 4 Dark Eyed Cajun Woman
  • 5 Clear as the Driven Snow
  • 6 Without You
  • 7 South City Midnight Lady
  • 8 Evil Woman
  • 9 Busted Down Around O’Connelly Corners
  • 10 Ukiah
  • 11 The Captain and Me

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin