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Sloop John B
The Beach Boys Lyrics


We come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
Around Nassau town we did roam
Drinking all night
Got into a fight
Well, I feel so broke up
I wanna go home

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home
Let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah, yeah
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
Sheriff John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone? Yeah, yeah
Well, I feel so broke up
I wanna go home

So hoist up the John B's sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
See how the mainsail sets (see how the mainsail sets)
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home
Let me go home
I wanna go home
Let me go home (hoist up the John B's sail)
(Why don't you let me go home?)
Hoist up the John B's sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
Feel so broke up
I wanna go home
Let me 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
Let me go home
Why don't they let me go home?
This is the worst trip I've ever been on

So hoist up the John B's sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
See how the mainsail sets (see how the mainsail sets)
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home
Let me go home
I wanna go home
Let me go home

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, O/B/O CAPASSO
Written by: Brian Wilson

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Tarantulisimo

Brian Wilson – lead and backing vocals
Mike Love – lead and backing vocals
Dennis Wilson – backing vocals
Al Jardine – backing vocals
Carl Wilson – backing vocals
Bruce Johnston — backing vocals
Hal Blaine – drums
Frank Capp – glockenspiel
Al Casey – acoustic rhythm guitar
Jerry Cole – 12-string lead guitar
Steve Douglas – temple blocks
Carol Kaye – electric bass
Al De Lory – tack piano
Jay Migliori – flute
Jim Horn – flute
Jack Nimitz – bass saxophone
Lyle Ritz – string bass
Billy Strange – 12-string lead guitar, overdubbed 12-string lead guitars
Tony (surname unknown) – tambourine
Chuck Britz – engineer
Brian Wilson -- arrangement of traditional "The John B. Sails"
Brian Wilson -- producer
The Kingston Trio -- musical inspiration



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MerkinMuffly

Probably the greatest sung harmonies of any rock album ever.

Zembassi8

Brian and his falsetto voice were one of the highlights of their harmonies! 👍🏽👍🏽👏🏽👏🏽

C Jenison

Crosby, Stills, and Nash for me but Beach Boys are absolutely top notch harmony. Fun and kind of funky rough in places, but it fits.

Z Games

Great! Also check The Association!

Barry Moore

@Adrienne Kulcsar
Good citation. This contains some true Stones classics, including one of my favorites from them, the atypical "Lady Jane".

Adrienne Kulcsar

@Barry Moore Aftermath , Stones 1966

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Sage Crockett

Such a fun song to sing with your mates or doing karaoke

Ronald Guzman

I could listen to the Beach Boys for hours and hours without getting tired,

John Iadanza

SAME what i meant^**^^^^^^^

John Iadanza

Yes dame

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