Sloop John B

Intro C /


We come on the Sloop John B my grandfather and me


Around Nassau town we did roam.

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Drinking all night,     got into a fight

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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


                        Call for the captain ashore, let me go home,

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

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                        Well I feel so broke up,   I wanna go home



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


The constable had to come and take him away

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

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Well I feel so broke up   I wanna go home




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


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

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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