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-SongsAndBalladsOfTheMaineLumberjacks)
KEYWORDS: logger death drowning
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-Joe-Scott-TheWoodsmanSongmaker, pp. 140-177, "Guy Reed" (2 texts, 2 tunes, with mentions of 51 versions)
Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 96-99,246, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-21FolksongsFromPrinceEdwardIsland, pp. 63-68,79-80, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Ives-FolksongsOfNewBrunswick, pp. 183-186, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune)
Flanders/Ballard/Brown/Barry-NewGreenMountainSongster, pp. 55-58, "Guy Reed" (1 text, 1 tune, with an excerpt of "Little Nell of Narragansett Bay" for comparison)
Gray-SongsAndBalladsOfTheMaineLumberjacks, pp. 24-28, "Guy Reed" (1 text)
Manny/Wilson-SongsOfMiramichi 20, "Guy Reed (The Andrew Grogan Shore)" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #1968
cf. "Little Nell of Naragansett Bay" (tune; cf. Ives-Joe-Scott-TheWoodsmanSongmaker, pp. 160-162)
NOTES [47 words]: Ives-DriveDullCareAway-PrinceEdwardIsland: 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-SongsOfMiramichi it is corrupted to "Andrew Grogan," which explains the alternate title. - BS
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File: LC09

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