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Sloop John B

The Beach Boys

1966

jaar
Top 40

1

piekpositie
Top 40

20

weken
Top 40

587

punten
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Songinfo

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".

A-kant Titel

Sloop John B

A-kant Lengte

2:55

A-kant Componist(en)

Arr. Brian Wilson

A-kant Producer(s)

Brian Wilson

B-kant titel

You're So Good To Me

B-kant lengte

2:13

B-kant componist(en)

Brian Wilson

B-kant producer(s)

Brian Wilson

Platenlabel

Capitol

Catalogusnr

F 5602

Hoogste positie UK

2

Hoogste positie US

3

Album

Pet Sounds

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Songtekst

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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