THE JOHN B SAILS
SONGS FROM THE BALCONY
A 1647 colony in the Bahamas included a Welshman named John Bethel. The folk ballad of his crew is believed to have descended through the centuries into the folk song "(Wreck of the) Sloop John B." In 1926 the original wreck of this ship was discovered near Nassau.
The Beach Boys sing "I feel so broke up". We've returned to the song's traditional roots.