Another version by Blind Blake Higgs, also known as The Bahamian Blind Blake (yes there's another Blind Blake circa 1920's) he performed from the 1930s - 1960s.
Recorded many times with names such as “Wreck of the John B.” by the Kingston Trio in 1958 and was said to be the inspiration for Al Jardine to talk Brian Wilson into recording it. As “I want to go Home” by Johnny Cash in 1959 and still a few more song titles and word changes and 114 versions of the song. Another name is “John B. Sails” and passages are apparently referenced by British author Richard Le Gallienne and was published in 1916 in Harpers Monthly Magazine.
Here is the definitive version for me, the Beach Boys of course, 1966 from Pet Sounds