Sloop John B

Intro C /

      C

We come on the Sloop John B my grandfather and me

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Around Nassau town we did roam.

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Drinking all night,     got into a fight

         C                       G                      C

Well I feel so broke up    I want to go home

 

Chorus             So hoist up the John B’s sail, see how the mainsail sets

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                        Call for the captain ashore, let me go home,

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                        Let me go home,    I wanna go home, yeah yeah

                                 C                        G                    C

                        Well I feel so broke up,   I wanna go home

 

 

The first mate he got drunk and broke in the Captain’s trunk

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The constable had to come and take him away

                  C      C7                                        F

Sheriff Johnstone,   why don’t you leave me alone, yeah yeah

         C                       G                   C

Well I feel so broke up   I wanna go home

 

Chorus

 

The poor cook he caught the fits and threw away all my grits

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And then he took and he ate up all of my corn

                C      C7                                         F

Let me go home,   why don’t they let me go home

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This is the worst trip   I’ve ever been on

 

Chorus

Mike Gradwell

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