5 thoughts on “Sloop John B”

    1. Hello Katrina, I like how the word “drawing” evokes a sense of pulling something together from disparate sources. You never really know their origins until you’ve drawn them all out. The term “sketch” is evocative of the first pushes or pulls of the crafting instrument. I usually make a random arc that means nothing, but only becomes a theme after a number of strokes that follow.
      Thanks much for that inquiry.

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  1. A remastered video on YouTube. Early Beach Boys with great lyrics.

    Lyrics:
    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 main sail sets
    Call for the Captain ashore
    Let me go home, let me go home
    I want to go home, yeah yeah
    Well I feel so broke up
    I want to 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 want to go home

    So hoist up the John B’s sail
    See how the main sail sets
    Call for the Captain ashore
    Let me go home, let me go home
    I want to go home, let me go home
    Why don’t you let me go home
    (Hoist up the John B’s sail)
    Hoist up the John B
    I feel so broke up I want to 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 main sail sets
    Call for the Captain ashore
    Let me go home, let me go home
    I want to go home, let me go home
    Why don’t you let me go home

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