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Thread #32772   Message #3902703
Posted By: GUEST,Emmie
29-Jan-18 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Origin: Sloop John B
Prouty also never claimed to be the writer of the lyrics he only published the music, two step for piano; composed by Ed. W. Prouty.

Which mean he arranged music for an already existing song.

And we also know the lyrics predates Clarke. So Phil is really desperately trying to hold on to this American origin narrative, for which reason I can not explain.