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Let Me Go Home

August 5, 2007

This morning, while listening to “Una vela! Una vela!“, followed by “Esultate! L’orgoglio musulmano” from Otello, a thought came to my mind: I should have playlists for various emotional states, e.g.

No, I didn’t feel triumphant from this music but anxiousness and force. Nor is “Di quella pira” from Il Trovatore appropriate for my mood. But both are powerful arias by tenors with chorus.

However, here is a song I sang, while I was in SB, whenever in a stressful mood. I liked to sing it because of the sound of “I wanna go home”, and I was really really far away from home and I couldn’t just go home.

Sloop John B (Beach boys)

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 wanna go home

So hoist up the John B’s sail
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, yeah, yeah
Well I feel so broke up
I wanna go home

The first mate he got drunk
Broke in the captain’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 wanna go home

So hoist up the John B’s sails
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why don’t you let me go home
Hoist up the John B
I feel so broke up
I wanna 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 sails
See how the mainsail sets
Call for the captain ashore
Let me go home, let me go home
I wanna go home, let me go home
Why don’t you let me go home

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Kimiko permalink
    August 5, 2007 10:41 pm

    What is ‘SB’?

  2. August 6, 2007 6:54 am

    A place in New York State. 😉

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