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Thread #32772   Message #4078459
Posted By: GUEST,Mr. Bahamas
06-Nov-20 - 07:03 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Origin: Sloop John B
Edward Prouty did not create the song the Sloop John B. However he did arrange a version in 2 step of the song that was considered a popular local air in The Bahamas. This is found in the Nassau Guardian 13 May 1903. Which means he arranged it for Ballroom dancing and the local Bahamian version performed in 1935 is likely not the version arranged by Prouty.