Guy Reed [Laws C9]

DESCRIPTION: Guy Reed is trying to break up a log jam when he is drowned. His funeral is given a full description; he is buried in his family plot
AUTHOR: Joe Scott (a friend of Reed's)
EARLIEST DATE: 1916 (Gray)
KEYWORDS: logger death drowning
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Sept 9, 1897 - Death of Guy Reed of West Byron, Maine
FOUND IN: US(NE) Canada(Mar)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws C9, "Guy Reed"
Ives-Scott, pp. 140-177, "Guy Reed" (2 texts, 2 tunes, with mentions of 51 versions)
Ives-DullCare, pp. 96-99,246, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-PEI, pp. 63-68,79-80, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 183-186, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders-NewGreen, pp. 55-58, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune, with an excerpt of "Little Nell of Narragansett Bay" for comparison)
Gray, pp. 24-28, "Guy Reed" (1 text)
Manny/Wilson 20, "Guy Reed (The Andrew Grogan Shore)" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 709, GUYREED

Roud #1968
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Little Nell of Naragansett Bay" (tune; cf. Ives-Scott, pp. 160-162)
NOTES: Ives-DullCare: The singer says he bought a printed copy from Joe Scott in or before 1912.
The site of the log jam is the Androscoggin River in Maine. In Manny/Wilson it is corrupted to "Andrew Grogan," which explains the alternate title. - BS
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File: LC09

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