Sloop John B Lyrics

The Beach Boys


publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing
writers: Brian Wilson
album: Track 7 in album Pet Sounds
release date: 1966-5-16
popularity : 13 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

Cover Art

The Beach Boys Pet Sounds cover art
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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


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