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Thread #32772   Message #433163
Posted By: GUEST,Bruce O.
04-Apr-01 - 02:42 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Sloop John B
Subject: RE: Sloop John B
The version from Nassau in Carl Sanburg's 'American Songbag', p. 22 , 1927 (available as reprint) is of about the same date as one contributed to Robert Gordon, and is #1887 in the Gordon transcripts in the Library of Congress Folklore Archive (noted as sung by Negros of Bahama Island, 1916-19).