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St. Thomas is a tune said to have been "composed" by Sonny Rollins. His mother was from the island of St. Thomas in the Caribbean and Rollins remembered hearing his mother signing a calypso song when he was a child. The Rollins composition St. Thomas is based on the song his mother would sing, perhaps originally known as "The Carnival" from the West Indies and/or the song "Fire Down There" from Jamaica. So, Rollins' version is more of an interpretation of these earlier traditional melodies than a full-on composition. St. Thomas remains the most popular and well known of Rollins' calypso themed tunes.