Sloop John B (AKA The John B. Sails) Updated 2/1/04

 

Intro: D D

 

Verse 1:

D

We sailed on the sloop John B, my grandfather and me

A

Around Nassau town we did roam

D G

Drinking all night, got into a fight

D A D

Well I feel so broke up, I wanna go home

 

 

Chorus:

D

So hoist up the John B sails [2: (hoist up the John B sails)]

 

See how the mainsail sets [2: (see how the mainsail sets)]

A

Send for the Captain ashore, I wanna go home [2: (let me go home)]

D G

Oh let me go home, please let me go home

D A D

I feel so broke up, I wanna go home

 

 

Verse 2:

D

Well the first mate he got drunk, and broke in the Captain's trunk

A

Constable had to come and take him away

D G

Sheriff John Stone, please leave me alone

D A D

I feel so broke up, I wanna go home

 

[Chorus]

Verse 3:

D

The cook he got the fits, and ate up all of my grits

A

Then he went and ate up all of my corn

D G

Oh let me go home, please let me go home

D A D

This is the worst trip I've ever been on

 

[Chorus, a capella, last line repeated with slow ending]