"Sloop John B" is a traditional folk song from the Bahamas, also known as "The John B. Sails", Wreck of the Sloop John B. and some other less used titles, which was included in Carl Sandburg's 1927 collection of folk songs The American Songbag. It is best known for its folk rock adaptation by the Beach Boys, which was produced and arranged by bandleader Brian Wilson. The Kingston Trio's 1958 recording of "The John B. Sails" was recorded under the title "The Wreck of the John B.
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