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Sloop John B
Riverboat 200
 
    
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Sloop John B
 
Riverboat 200
 


ID: 2184
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.riverboat.com
Label information
Grid list of Riverboat recordings
Copies3
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Bob Elling
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
We came on the Sloop John B, my grandfather and me
And around Nassau town we did roam
We were drinking all night, got into a fight
Lord, I feel so broke up, well I wanna go home

Circle left
We're gonna hoist up the John B sails, see how the main sail sets
Call for the captain ashore, I wanna go home

Do an allemande left, swing your own, promenade along
Lord I feel so broke up, well I wanna go home


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Now the head (side) two ladies chain, sides roll away
The sides star thru and then do a dosado
Make your wave, spin chain & exchange the gears and go
Go all the way around the ring and make those stars
And go, the boys follow the girls, go all the way you know
Now swing with the corner girl, promenade home
We were drinking all night, got into a fight
Well, Lord I feel so broke up, well I want to go home


MIDDLE BREAK    Plus

Head ladies to the center, tea cup chain
We came on the Sloop John B, my grandfather and me
And around Nassau town we did roam
We were drinking all night, got into a fight
Lord, I feel so broke up, well I wanna go home

Circle left
We're gonna hoist up the John B sails, see how the main sail sets
Call for the captain ashore, I wanna go home

Do an allemande left and swing your own, promenade along
Lord I feel so broke up, well I wanna go home


TAG

Swing your own
Lord I feel so broke up, I wanna go home

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

The John B. Sails (aka "The Sloop John B.")
 
 

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 B's 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 Cap'n's 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 B's 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 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 I've ever been on

So hoist up the John B's 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

Lyrics by Lee Hays and Carl Sandburg.
Recorded by The Kingston Trio; The Weavers; The Beach Boys; many others.
 

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