sloop john b

Beach Boys


                             "Sloop John B"
                (traditional, arranged by Brian Wilson)

Intro:

(flute doubled with glockenspiel, arr. for guitar)

 v   v   v   v     v   v   v   v
-8---------------|-------9-8-------
-----------------|-----------9-----
-----------------|-------------6---
-----------------|-----------------
-----------------|-----------------
-----------------|-----------------

Verse 1:

    Ab
We come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
                          Eb
Around Nassau town we do roam
              Ab
Drinking all night
            Db    /C Bbm
Got into a fight
        Ab
Well I feel so broke up
Bbm    Eb       Ab
    I wanna go home

Chorus (chord progression same as verses):

So hoist up the John B's sail [2: (hoist up the John B's sail]
See how the mainsail sets [2: (see how the mainsail sets]
Call for the Captain ashore, let me go home [2: (let me go home]
Let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna go home

Verse 2:

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

[repeat chorus w/acapella break]:

          [N.C.]
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)

(instruments re-enter)

I feel so broke up
I wanna go home (Let me go home)

Verse 3:

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 [double-time] home
Why don't they let me go home
This is the worst trip
I've ever been on

[repeat chorus to fade]


-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers








































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