Sloop John B

The Beach Boys


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Brian Wilson
album: Track 7 in album Pet Sounds
release date: 1966-5-16
popularity : 15 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Interview/Pop Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Promotional
length: 2:58
arranger: Brian Wilson
composer: Brian Wilson
lyricist: Brian Wilson

Album Information

label: Capitol Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

The Beach Boys Pet Sounds cover art


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We come on the Sloop John B
Around Nassau town we did roam
Got into a fight
I want to go home
So hoist up the John B's sail
Call for the Captain ashore
I want to go home, yeah yeah
I want to go home
The first mate he got drunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Why don't you leave me alone, yeah yeah

See how the main sail sets
Let me go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home
Hoist up the John B
Let me go home
The poor cook he caught the fits
And then he took and he ate up all of my corn
Why don't they let me go home

See how the main sail sets
Let me go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wouldn’t It Be Nice
  • 2 You Still Believe in Me
  • 3 That’s Not Me
  • 4 Don’t Talk (Put Your Head on My Shoulder)
  • 5 I’m Waiting for the Day
  • 6 Let’s Go Away for Awhile
  • 7 Sloop John B
  • 8 God Only Knows
  • 9 I Know There’s an Answer
  • 10 Here Today
  • 11 I Just Wasn’t Made for These Times
  • 12 Pet Sounds
  • 13 Caroline, No