Who Sang Sloop John B? Simple Minds

Simple Minds Graffiti Soul cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2009-5-25
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Alternative Rock
length: 4:34
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Lyrics
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 mainsail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
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, yeah yeah
Well I feel so broke up I wanna go home

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, 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 wanna 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 mainsail sets
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why don't you let me go home

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Moscow Underground
  • 2 Rockets
  • 3 Stars Will Lead the Way
  • 4 Light Travels
  • 5 Kiss and Fly
  • 6 Graffiti Soul
  • 7 Blood Type O
  • 8 This Is It
  • 9 Shadow and Light
    CD 2
  • 1 Rockin’ in the Free World
  • 2 A Song From Under the Floorboards
  • 3 Christine
  • 4 Get a Grip
  • 5 Let the Day Begin
  • 6 Peace, Love and Understanding
  • 7 Teardrop
  • 8 Whiskey in the Jar
  • 9 Sloop John B

  • Release information
    label: Sanctuary Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 602527032078
    script: Latin