Parodies, puns and assorted doodles inspired by favored tunes

Saint Thomas

1956 Sonny Rollins

Sonny Rollins is generally considered to be the composer. However, St. Thomas is based on the traditional Bahamian folksong “Sponger Money” and an English song “The Lincolnshire Poacher” which evolved into a nursery song which Rollins’ mother sang to him when he was a child.

Favorite Recordings

Sonny Rollins
Bobby McFerrin
Sponger Money
Lincolnshire Poacher