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Sloop John B Chords And Strumming, The Beach Boys

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Did You Know? Sloop John B was originally an old folk song from The Bahamas. It took Brian Wilson less that 24 hour to come up with this incredible arrangement and they released it as the first single from Pet Sounds. 

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick (White Pick when played with The Bouncer)

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Sloop John B Chords And Strumming, The Beach Boys

Django Chords:  

(Capo fret 1)

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django D Chord

Django A Chord


Key: G

Strumming:

"The Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                       |


Tempo:

125 bpm


Verse 1 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


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


Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 

So (G)hoist up the John B's (G)sail
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets
(
G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (
D)home, (D) let me go (G)home
(
G) I want to go (C)home, yeah (A)yeah
Well I (
G)feel so broke up 
(
G) I want to go (G)home (G)


Verse 2 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


The (G)first mate he got (G)drunk
And (G)broke in the Cap'n's (G)trunk
The (G)constable had to (G)come and take him (D)away (D)
Sheriff John (G)Stone (G)
Why don't you leave me a(C)lone, yeah (A)yeah
Well I (G)feel so broke up, (D) I want to go (G)home (G)

​​​​​

Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |C(1 strum)|A(1 strum)|

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


So (G)hoist up the John B's 
(G)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets (see how the main sail sets)
(G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (D)home, let me go (D)home

I want to go (G)home, Let me go home, (Let me go home)

(C)Hoist up the John B's (A)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
I (G)feel so broke up (D) I want to go (G)home
Let me go (G)home


Verse 3 -

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |G(1 strum)|- - - - |

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |D(1 strum)|- - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|G(1 strum)|D(1 strum)|G - - - |G - - - |

 

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


Final Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |A - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G


So (G)hoist up the John B's (G)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets (see how the main sail sets)
(G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (D)home, let me go (D)home

I want to go (G)home, Let me go (G)home, (Let me go home)

(C)Hoist up the John B's (A)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
I (G)feel so broke up (D) I want to go (G)home (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Sloop John B Chords And Strumming - The Beach Boys

Open Chords:  

(Capo fret 1)

G, C, D & Am


Key: G


Tempo: 125bpm

Strumming:

"The Everyman":

|D    D U    U D U |


"1 Strum":

|D                       |

Verse 1 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


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


Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

 

So (G)hoist up the John B's (G)sail
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets
(
G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (
D)home, (D) let me go (G)home
(
G) I want to go (C)home, yeah (Am)yeah
Well I (
G)feel so broke up
(
G) I want to go (G)home (G)


Verse 2 -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


The (G)first mate he got (G)drunk
And (G)broke in the Cap'n's (G)trunk
The (G)constable had to (G)come and take him (D)away (D)
Sheriff John (G)Stone (G)
Why don't you leave me a(C)lone, yeah (Am)yeah
Well I (G)feel so broke up, (D) I want to go (G)home (G)

​​​​​

Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |C(1 strum)|Am(1 strum)|

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G - - - |


So (G)hoist up the John B's 
(G)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets (see how the main sail sets)
(G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (D)home, let me go (D)home

I want to go (G)home, Let me go home, (Let me go home)

(C)Hoist up the John B's (Am)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
I (G)feel so broke up (D) I want to go (G)home
Let me go (G)home


Verse 3 -

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |G(1 strum)|- - - - |

|G(1 strum)|- - - - |D(1 strum)|- - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|G(1 strum)|D(1 strum)|G - - - |G - - - |

 

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


Final Chorus -

|G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |G - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |D - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G - - - |C - - - |Am - - - |

|G - - - |D - - - |G - - - |G


So (G)hoist up the John B's (G)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
(G)See how the main sail (G)sets (see how the main sail sets)
(G)Call for the Captain a(G)shore
Let me go (D)home, let me go (D)home

I want to go (G)home, Let me go (G)home, (Let me go home)

(C)Hoist up the John B's (Am)sail (hoist up the John B's sail)
I (G)feel so broke up (D) I want to go (G)home (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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