The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32772   Message #1015057
Posted By: The Fooles Troupe
08-Sep-03 - 07:36 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Sloop John B
I actually had a book (acquired secondhand a couple of years ago) with a different longer (twice as long) version. I must have loaned it to someone. All my best stuff vanishes!

This version had "interspersed" verses among the standard ones, eg the one given here about "Break up de people's trunk" was preceeded by one which detiled that the passengers included ladies who had trunks, etc.

Anybody else heard of it? The sheetmusic book approx A4 size was either 1960's or 1970's. I THINK it was a sort of "WOW! New world of FOLKMUSIC!!!" genre of book - it may have been aimed at guitarists..

Of my favourite version is now about the previous sister ship - the Sloop John A!