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Thread #32772   Message #1837096
Posted By: toadfrog
17-Sep-06 - 11:16 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Origins: Sloop John B
I sometimes miss stuff on long threads, but no one seems to have mentioned that it was recorded by the Weavers in 1951 and was a popular song a long time before there was a Kingston Trio. I didn't know about the Weavers, but I did know the song because everyone I knew in High School was singing it--in the early 1950's.