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China Grove Lyrics

Artist: Doobie Brothers
Album: Farewell Tour

Tom Johnston

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 Perkin's a game
We're talkin' 'bout the China Grove
Oh, China Grove

But every day there's 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
Comments/Interpretations
by Gary on 6/21/2009 1:40am
I think one line is wrong. After "They say that the father's insane," the next line should be "Damned Miss Perkins again." Makes more sense than what's written above, doesn't it?
by Steve on 2/24/2013 3:16pm
The line is correct: "Dear mrs. Perkins a game."


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