Sloop John B lyrics and chords

The chords to Sloop John B are presented in the key of G. The lyrics are about a sailor who is fed up with his shipmates and wants to go home.

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We  
G 
come on the Sloop  
C 
John 
 
 
G 
B
 
My grandfather  
C 
and 
 
 
G 
me
 
Around Nassau town we did  
D 
roam
 
Drinking all  
G 
night
 
Got into a  
C 
fight
Cm 
 
Well I  
G 
feel so broke up
D 
I wanna to go  
G 
home
 
So hoist up the John  
C 
B’s 
 
 
G 
sail
 
See how the main
C 
sail 
 
 
G 
sets
G 
Call for the captain ashore
 
Let me go home, let me go  
D 
home
 
Let me go  
G 
home I wanna go  
C 
home
Cm 
 
Well I  
G 
feel so broke up
D 
I wanna go home

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The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the captain’s trunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Sheriff john stone why don’t you leave me alone
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna 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

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We [G]come on the Sloop [C]John [G]B
My grandfather [C]and [G]me
Around Nassau town we did [D]roam
Drinking all [G]night
Got into a [C]fight[Cm]
Well I [G]feel so broke up
[D]I wanna to go [G]home

So hoist up the John [C]B’s [G]sail
See how the main[C]sail [G]sets
[G]Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go [D]home
Let me go [G]home I wanna go [C]home[Cm]
Well I [G]feel so broke up
[D]I wanna go home

The first mate he got drunk
And broke in the captain’s trunk
The constable had to come and take him away
Sheriff john stone why don’t you leave me alone
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna 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

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