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"Sloop John B" is the seventh track on The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album and was also a single which was released in 1966 on Capitol Records. It was originally a traditional West Indies folk song, possibly recorded earliest by The Weavers under the title "Wreck of the John B", the song taken from a collection by Carl Sandburg (1927). Alan Lomax made a field recording of the song in Nassau, 1935, under the title "Histe Up the John B… read more

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We come on the sloop John B
My grandfather and me
Around Nassau town we did roam
Drinkin' all night, got into a fight

The Beach Boys - Sloop John B Lyrics


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