The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #32772   Message #432861
Posted By: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
04-Apr-01 - 06:43 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Sloop John B
Most of the attributions on the All-music Guide (c 100 versions!)call it Trad (originally Caribbean, surely). But as well as the Hays/Sandburg version there is the Beach Boys' Asher/Wilson attribution.
Lonnie Donegan calls it "I wanna go home" and like most of "his" songs calls it Trad/ Donegan. Change one word or note and get your name on the copyright!