We come on the sloop John B.


We Gcome on the sloop CJohn GB.
My grandfather Cand Gme
round GNassau town we did D7roam.
Drinking all Gnight,G7we got into a Cfight,
I Gfeel so broke up, D7I want to go Ghome.
So Ghoist up the John B.’s sails,
Gsee how the main sail sets,
Gsend for the captain ashore, let me go D7home,
let me go Ghome, G7I want to go Chome,
I Gfeel so broke up, D7I want to go Ghome.

 

1. We come on the sloop John B.
My grandfather and me
round Nassau town we did roam.
Drinking all night,we got into a fight,
I feel so broke up, I want to go home.
So hoist up the John B.’s sails,
see how the main sail sets,
send for the captain ashore, let me go home,
let me go home, I want to go home,
I feel so broke up, I want to go home.

2. Well, the first mate, he got drunk,
and destroyed the people’s trunk,
a Constable come aboard, take him away,
Sheriff Johnstone, please let me alone,
I feel so broke up, I want to go home.
So hoist up the John B.’s sails,
see how the main sail sets,
send for the captain ashore,
let me go home,
let me go home, I want to go home,
I feel so broke up,
I want to go home.

3. Well the poor cook he got fits,
throw ‘way all the grits,
the he took and eat up all my corn,
let me go home, I want to go home,
oh, this is the worst trip
since I’ve been born.
So hoist up the John B.’s sails,
see how the main sail sets,
send for the captain ashore,
let me go home,
let me go home, I want to go home,
I feel so broke up,
I want to go home.