“The John B. Sails” is a traditional song with a calypso beat.  The song was made popular in the 1960s by artists such as The Beach Boys, The Kingston Trio, and others who recorded it as “Sloop John B.” It was published as a traditional folk song in Carl Sandburg’s “The American Songbag” in 1927. At that time he said of the song, “Time and usage have given this song almost the dignity of a national anthem around Nassau.”

I wasn’t able to upload this to YouTube because they said it violated a copyright. I think they’re wrong, but it’s an argument I can’t win. I embedded the MP3 here so you can hear it…