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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle)

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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Original Artist: The Beach Boys 
Song arranged by Helmut Bickel
Audio clip from the Tutorial
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Capo 2nd Fret - 4/4 Time

   G
      _   _ 
   | | | | | |
e|-7-8-7-------|
B|-8-----8-----|
G|-7-------7---|
D|-0---------0-|
A|-------------|
E|-------------|

   G
    _   _           _   _   _       _   _           _   _   _
   | | | | |   |   | | | | | | |   | | | | |   |   | | | | | | |
e|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
B|-0-0---0-0-0h1-|-0-0---1-0-----|-0-0---0-0-0h1-|-0-0---1-0-----|
G|-0-------------|-----------0---|-0-------------|-----------0---|
D|-----0-----0h2-|-----0-------0-|-----0-----0h2-|-----0-------0-|
A|---------------|---------------|---------------|---------------|
E|-3-------3-----|-3-------3-----|-3-------3-----|-3-------3-----|
 We come on the sloop John B       My grandfather and me

                               D
    _   _           _   _         _   _         _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
B|-0-0---0---1-|-3-3-3---1---|---------3---|-----------|
G|-0-----------|-------------|-2---2-------|-----------|
D|-----0-----0-|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---0-0-2-4-|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|-----------|
E|-3-------3---|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|-2---------|
 Around Nassau town we did   roam

   G                           C             Am
      _   _         _   _         _   _         _   _   
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | | 
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
B|---------0---|-----------0-|-1-------1---|---------1---|
G|-0---0-------|---0-0---2---|-----0-------|-----2-------|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------0-|---2---------|---2-------2-|
A|-------------|-------------|-3-----3---2-|-0-----0-----|
E|-3-----3-----|-3-----3-----|-------------|-------------|
 Drinking all night got into a fight

   G             D             G             G
      _   _         _   _         _   _
   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | | | |   | | | |
e|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|
B|-0-0-0-------|-------------|---------0h1-|-0-------|
G|-0-------0---|---2-2---0---|-0---0-------|-0-------|
D|---0-------0-|---0-------4-|---0-----0h2-|---------|
A|-------------|-------------|-------------|---------|
E|-3-----3-----|-2-----2-----|-3-----3-----|-3-------|
 Well I feel so broke up I want to go home


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Lyrics and Chords:
-----------------

Verse 1:
-------

   G                      '
We come on the sloop John B
   G               '
My grandfather and me
   G          '           D    '
Around Nassau town we did roam
             G     G7
Drinking all night
           C    Am
Got into a fight
       G
Well I feel so broke up
D            G       '
I want to go home


Chorus:
------

   G                      '
So hoist up the John B’s sail
 G                   '
See how the mainsail sets
   G          '
Call for the captain ashore
          D       '        G    G7
Let me go home, let me go home
           C          Am
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
       G
Well I feel so broke up
D          G       '
I wanna go home


Verse 2:
-------
 
   G                      '
The first mate he got drunk
   G                      '
And broke in the capn’s trunk
   G                 '                 D    '
The constable had to come and take him away
             G    G7
Sheriff John Stone
                        C          Am
Why don’t you leave me alone, yeah yeah
       G                  
Well I feel so broke up 
D            G       '
I want to go home


Chorus:
------

   G                      '
So hoist up the John B’s sail
 G                   '
See how the mainsail sets
   G          '
Call for the captain ashore
          D       '        G    G7
Let me go home, let me go home
           C          Am
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
       G
Well I feel so broke up
D          G       '
I wanna go home


Verse 3:
-------

   G                      '
The poor cook he caught the fits
   G               '
And threw away all my grits
   G                    '               D    '
And then he took and he ate up all of my corn
          G   G7
Let me go home
                         C    Am
Why don’t they let me go home
  G
This is the worst trip 
D              G
I’ve ever been on


Chorus:
------

   G                      '
So hoist up the John B’s sail
 G                   '
See how the mainsail sets
   G          '
Call for the captain ashore
          D       '        G    G7
Let me go home, let me go home
           C          Am
I wanna go home, yeah yeah
       G
Well I feel so broke up
D          G       '
I wanna go home
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