The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32772   Message #4078967
Posted By: GUEST
09-Nov-20 - 07:25 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Origin: Sloop John B
April 4th 1903 Prouty is credited with putting into music another local air or local tune from Nassau. "and as an Encore the orchestra gave "Delia" also a well known local air set to music by Mr Prouty." The melody and lyrics already existed for both John B and Delia, but Prouty is credited with writing the music for it. This he played to tourist and sometimes locals at the hotels and other places.