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Misheard lyrics (also called mondegreens) occur when people misunderstand the lyrics in a song. These are NOT intentional rephrasing of lyrics, which is called parody. This page contains all the misheard lyrics for Sloop John B. that have been submitted to this site and the old collection from inthe80s started in 1996. For more information about the misheard lyrics available on this site, please read our FAQ.

Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
Misheard Lyrics:
And then he took and he ate a ball of my corn.
Original Lyrics:
And then he took and he ate up all of my corn.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
Misheard Lyrics:
The first mate, he got drunk
Broke in the Captain's bunk.
Original Lyrics:
The first mate, he got drunk
Broke in the Captain's trunk.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
Misheard Lyrics:
The first mate, he got drunk
Threw me in the Captain's bunk.
Original Lyrics:
The first mate, he got drunk
Broke in the Captain's trunk.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B."
Misheard Lyrics:
The voice of the Captain is sure
To let me go home.
Original Lyrics:
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
....So hoist up the jumbi sail
Original Lyrics:
...So hoist up the John B's sail
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around Acid Town we did roam
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around I saw Tom, we do wrong
Drinking all night, got into a fight
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam
Drinking all night, got into a fight
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around that sore town we did roam
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Bus Stop pajama
See how they run.
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John b.'s sails
See how the mainsail sets.
The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Call for the captain ashore
Original Lyrics:
Call for the captain, he'll sure
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Haul for the Captain ashore
To let me go home.
Original Lyrics:
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoist up the Captain, he's sure
To let me go home.
Original Lyrics:
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home.
The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoist up the jaunty sails
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John B.'s sails
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Hoist up the jaunty sail
Original Lyrics:
...So hoist up the John B's sail
The Kingston Trio's, "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Iced up the John B sails.
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John B sails.
The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sarah Johnstone
Why don't you leave me alone?
Original Lyrics:
Sheriff John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone?
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sheriff John's stoned.
Original Lyrics:
Sheriff John Stone.
The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Sheriff John's stoned
Why don't you leave me alone?
Call for the Captain
He's sure to let me go home.
Original Lyrics:
Sheriff John Stone
Why don't you leave me alone?
Call for the Captain ashore
Let me go home.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Silicon home
Original Lyrics:
Sheriff John Stone.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
The boy caught a peacock with fins.
Original Lyrics:
The poor cook, he caught the fits.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
The poor cook, he got the s***s.
Original Lyrics:
The poor cook, he caught the fits.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
The poor cook, he popped a fit.
Original Lyrics:
The poor cook, he caught the fits.
The Beach Boys' real lyrics suggest that the cook caught some exotic tropical disease that compelled him to throw the grits out and eat all the corn. My misheard lyrics suggest he suddenly went insane.
The Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
This is the worst s**t I've ever been on!
Original Lyrics:
This is the worst trip I've ever been on!
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
We come on the Sloop John B
Grant, Barbara and me.
Original Lyrics:
We come on the Sloop John B
My grandfather and me.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
We come on the Sloop Jumby.
Original Lyrics:
We come on the Sloop John B.
Beach Boys', "Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Why stop the January Sale?
Original Lyrics:
Hoist up the John B's sail!
Kingston Trio's, "The Sloop John B"
Misheard Lyrics:
Around A*hole town we did roam
Original Lyrics:
Around Nassau town we did roam

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