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Wm Pollock's Pianobook

Sloop John B

Beach Boys, Traditional

    [Any three chords will do]
   G
We come on the sloop John B
   G
My grandfather and me
 G                        D
Around Nassau town we did roam
             G
Drinking all night
           C
Got into a fight
       G
Well I feel so broke up
D
    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 (let me go home)
I wanna go home (I wanna go hoe)
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna 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
Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home

[chorus]
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

[chorus]