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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle)

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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel ( 1 rating )
 Capo 2nd Fret - 4/4 Time
 Arranged By Helmut Bickel
 Audio File From Tutorial
   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:
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Verse 1:
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   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:
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   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:
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   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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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel

Please visit Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial for the original tab, full lesson, audio file and complete breakdown of this arrangement.

The Tab file here is my own work and represents my interpretation of the song. Tab files with reference to any artist are not meant to be actual transcriptions of copyrighted material. All rights belong to the copyright holders.

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Sloop John B (Fingerstyle) - Helmut Bickel
Sloop John B (Fingerstyle)

Lesson from Helmut Bickel. Visit his: YouTube Channel

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"Sloop John B" (originally published as "The John B. Sails") is a Bahamian folk song from Nassau. Since the early 1950s there have been many recordings of the song with variant titles including "I Want to Go Home" and "Wreck of the John B".

The 1966 folk rock adaptation by the Beach Boys was produced and arranged by bandleader Brian Wilson and served as the lead single off their 11th studio album, Pet Sounds.

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Adder: Bill Charrette [ willc ]
Date: 6/18/2021
Audio: Helmut Bickel’s Tutorial
Rated: (1 Rating )
Views: 186
MyTab: 20 Downloads
Genre: Folk