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 in Nassau, a Bahama
Florida. (Sloops were precarious
sailing hundreds of miles without a chart with a 5-person crew.) Poet
adapted the folk lyrics into a poem, which thirty years later was
recorded by The Kingston Trio.
Apparently there's also a
forgotten third verse
The stewardess she got stewed,
Ran 'round the poop deck nude
Constable had to come and take her away.
Sheriff Johnstone please let me alone
I feel so breakup, I want to go home.