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GUEST,Greg Origin: Sloop John B (139* d) RE: Sloop John B 06 May 10


A version of John B Sails (Wreck of the John B)
first verse and chorus from the novel 'Pieces of Eight' by Gallienne and the rest from the Blind Blake Higgs (1915-1985)version.
In the style of The Beach Boys (c.1965)

(?) transcribed from an old recording so unsure of these words of Higgs

G D G G

(G)Come on the sloop John B. My grandfather and me,
Round Nassau Town we did (D) roam
Drinkin all (G) night ve got in a (C) fight (Am)
(G)Ve feel so break up (D) ve vant to go (G)home

(G)H'ist up the John B sails
See how the mainsail set
Send for the Captain - shore let us go (D)home
Let me go (G)home
Let me go (C)home (Am)
(G)I feel so break up (D)I vant to go (G)home

(G)I bought me a brand new pants I started to go to a dance
Too much that darn(?) my pants burst I had to go (D) home
I had to go (G)Home, I had to go (C)home (Am)
(G)Because my pants burst (D) and I had to go (G)home

(G)Hoist up the John B sail
Lets see how the mainsl set
Send for the Captain shore let me go (D)home
I wanna go (G)home
I wanna go (C)home (Am)
(G)I feel so break up (D)I wanna go (G)home

(G)The Capt'n and the mate got drunk
Broke up the people trunk
The police came on board and take him(D)away
And take him to (G)jail without any (C)bail (Am)
(G)I feel so break up (D)I wanna go (G)home

(G)The cook he had the fits
He started pointing(?) out the people grits
The captain peeked(?) and eat up all of our (D)corn
Say Mr John(G)stone please let me (C)alone (Am)
(G)We're gonna sail home (D)high lay to(G)day

(G)Sailboat go by sail and steam boat go by steam
Round Nassau Town we did (D)roam
Been drinking all (G)night and we got into a (C)fight (Am)
(G)I feel so break up (D)I wanna go (G)home

Chorus


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