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 want to go home

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up
I want to go home

The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n'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 want to go home

So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home
(Hoist up the John B's sail)
Hoist up the John B
I feel so broke up I want to 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
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Brian Wilson

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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



Bobby Bob

The Beach Boys
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 want to go home
So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up
I want to go home
The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the Cap'n'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 want to go home
So hoist up the John B's sail
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home
(Hoist up the John B's sail)
Hoist up the John B
I feel so broke up I want to 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
See how the main sail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I want to go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home
Songwriters: Brian Wilson
Sloop John B lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC



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MerkinMuffly

Probably the greatest sung harmonies of any rock album ever.

Captain willard

I love it!

Tyrannosaurus Zeppelin

@Sam Jukes Yes. Nobody can compete with If I Fell, Because, This Boy, I'll Be Back, Yes It Is, If I Needed Someone, etc etc etc. Beatles are awesome.

quadleaf95

top 5 best song ever

Christopher Amedu

@thewallofsleep don’t forget about The Carpenters!!

Pablo Villa

Kinks, Tremeloes...? A big fan of the Beach Boys here, though.

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Shaughn Casey

This song got me through a six month vacation in Afghanistan. <3

Dan Scott

Thanks for your service. 6 months? Fuck I was there 13 months ..gotta love the Army

James Roberts

It got us trouble makers thru 3 months in the Quantico USMC brig .
We would sing it in the round when marching to are work sites . I want to go home , no kiddin. It was fucking awesome . felt like we were in a scene from the great escape . thankfully I got an honorable discharge after finishing my sentence , both of them . ah , to be young again .

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