Coverafbeelding The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
  • Statistieken
  •   20 weken
  •   1 piekpositie
  •   587 punten
  •   1966

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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 bs 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 capns 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 bs 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 bs 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 Ive ever been on

So hoist up the john bs 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

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De tekst van het nummer verscheen zover bekend voor het eerst deels in de roman "Pieces of Eight" van Richard le Gallienne uit 1917. Als lied is het waarschijnlijk voor het eerst op de plaat gezet in 1935 door de "Cleveland Simmons Group", onder de titel "Histe Up The John B Sail". In hetzelfde jaar verscheen ook een opname van "The Weavers" met de titel "Wreck of the John B".
ArtiestThe Beach Boys
 A-kant
Titel Sloop John B
Lengte 02:55
Componist(en) Don Wilson, Bob Bogle, Nole Edwards, Melvin Taylor, (Arr.) Brian Wilson
Producer(s) Brian Wilson
 B-kant
Titel You're So Good To Me
Lengte 02'13
Componist(en) Brian Wilson, Mike Love
Producer(s) Brian Wilson
 
Platenlabel Capitol
Catalogusnr F 5602
Hoogste positie UK 2
Hoogste positie US 3
Album Pet Sounds


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