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     Creedence Clearwater Revival - I Heard It Through the Grapevine
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Tabbed By : Robert Sizemore
e-mail: rks8207@uncw.edu
Artists: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Album: Chronicle/Cosmo's Factory
Song: I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Tuning: Drop-D - DADGBD

I decided to do a more explicit tab of "I Heard It Through the Grapevine". The song can 
divided into 3 parts which I'll call intro, verse, and chorus. The intro is played as a 
between the chorus/verse and as a bridge between the chorus/solo.

Intro:

Guitar 1:

E-------------------------------------------------|
B-------------------------------------------------|
G-------------------------------------------------| x 4
D-------------------------------------------------|
A--5~-5-8-5~-5~-8-7~------------------------------|
E--0~-0-0-0~-0~-0~0~------------------------------|

Guitar 1 (Alternative, for different sound/more fun):

E-------------------------------------------------|
B--3--3-3-3--3--3-3-------------------------------|
G--2--2-2-2--2--2-2-------------------------------| x 4
D--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------|
A--0--0-0-0--0--0-0-------------------------------|
E--0--0-3-0--0--3-2-------------------------------|

Guitar 2 (fade in after drums start):

   D5
E--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---------------------|
B--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3---------------------|
G--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2---------------------| x 2
D--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0---------------------|
A-------------------------------------------------|
E-------------------------------------------------|

*Guitar 2's part in the intro is played 4 times for every repeated instance*

Verse 1:


    D5                         A         G5
E---5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5-------------3~--3-3-3--3-3--|
B---3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3---2~--2-2---3~--3-3-3--3-3--|
G---2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2---2~--2-2---0~--0-0-0--0-0--|
D---0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0---2~--2-2---0~--0-0-0--0-0--| x 2
A------------------------------0~--0-0---x---x-x-x--x-x--|
E----------------------------------------5~--5-5-5--5-5--|

   Bm          G5          D5          G5
E--2-2--2-2-2--3-3--3-3-3--5-5--5-5-5--3-3--3-3-3---------|
B--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3--3-3--3-3-3---------|
G--4-4--4-4-4--0-0--0-0-0--2-2--2-2-2--0-0--0-0-0---------| x 1
D--4-4--4-4-4--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0--0-0--0-0-0---------|
A--2-2--2-2-2--x-x--x-x-x--------------x-x--x-x-x---------|
E--------------5-5--5-5-5--------------5-5--5-5-5---------|


Chorus:

   D5                           G5
E--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5---3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3----|
B--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3---3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3--3-3-3----|
G--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2---0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----|
D--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0---0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0--0-0-0----| x 2
A-------------------------------x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x--x-x-x----|
E-------------------------------5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5--5-5-5----|

Too lazy/unskilled to tab the solo out...

Solo1: improvise in D-pentatonic

Solo2: D-pentatonic, D-blues

Song Structure:

Intro
Verse1
Chorus
Intro
Verse2
Chorus
Intro
Verse3
Chorus
Intro
Solo1 - Verse/Chorus/Intro/Verse
Chorus
Solo2 - Chorus x 64 (very rough estimate, I didn't count)
intro (fade out)

| /  slide up
| \  slide down
| h  hammer-on
| p  pull-off
| ~  vibrato
| +  harmonic
| x  Mute note
===============================================================================

            
            
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Who66 1,196 May 22, 2008 11:23 AM

not quite. pretty sure this (as with a large amount of CCR tunes) is played in E whilst tuned down a step.

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Aethen 41 Dec 02, 2008 05:27 PM

it is in drop-d

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Aethen 41 Dec 02, 2008 05:28 PM

also, E one step down in D... so you could just say D or D-standard

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