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Linda Mattson Songs that surprisingly _are_ trad (82* d) RE: Songs that surprisingly _are_ trad 09 Apr 05


I loved Sloop John B as a teenager, but always thought the lyrics were "Poor boy, the captain is "shore" to let me go home" instead of "Call for the captain ashore, Let me go home."

I'd love to hear Tom Lewis' version of Sloop John B. Bat Goddess, do you know which CD this is on?

And then there is Les Barker's "Sloop John C" ... but that's another thread.

Gargoyle said "this is your John B thread, give a stab at becoming a scholar, Post three references ..."

Actually, my idea for this thread was "songs that surprisingly _are_ trad" after reading the thread about songs that are thought to be trad but aren't. I didn't know much about Sloop John B other than it was from the Bahamas. Thanks to everyone who wrote, now I do know something.

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