I Want to Go Home Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Antoine Domino
album: Track 7 in album Songs of Our Soil
release date: 1959-9
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 1:58

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Johnny Cash Songs of Our Soil cover art
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We sailed on the ship John B my grandfather and me around Nassau town we did roam
Drinking all night got into a fight well I feel so homesick I wanna go home

So hoist up the John B sail see how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore let me go home

Let me go home why don't you let me go home
Well I feel so homesick I wanna go home

The first mate he got drunk broke up the people's trunk
Constable had to come and take him away

Sheriff John Stone why don't you leave me alone
Well I feel so homesick I wanna go home

Then the cook he caught the fits threw out all of my grits
Then he took and ate up all of my corn

Let me go home why don't you let me go home
Well this is the worst trip since I have been born

So hoist up the John B sail.


Track Listing

  • 1 Drink to Me
  • 2 Five Feet High and Rising
  • 3 The Man on the Hill
  • 4 Hank and Joe and Me
  • 5 Clementine
  • 6 The Great Speckled Bird
  • 7 I Want to Go Home
  • 8 The Caretaker
  • 9 Old Apache Squaw
  • 10 Don't Step on Mother's Roses
  • 11 My Grandfather's Clock
  • 12 It Could Be You (Instead of Him)