Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb) [Laws C14]

DESCRIPTION: Harry Dunn has gone to work in the woods of Michigan despite his mother's advice. One day he dreams that there is trouble at home. On that very day he is killed by a falling branch. His parents are shocked to death when his body arrives
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Rickaby)
KEYWORDS: logger dream family mother death lumbering
FOUND IN: US(MW) Canada(Newf,Mar,Ont)
REFERENCES (12 citations):
Laws C14, "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)"
Rickaby 26, "The Hanging Limb" (2 texts)
Gardner/Chickering 114, "Harry Dunn" (1 text)
Doerflinger, pp. 221-223, "Harry Dunne" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Greenleaf/Mansfield 162, "Harry Dunn" (1 text)
Peacock, pp. 763-765, "The Woods of Michigan" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Guigne, pp. 158-160, "Harry Dunn (The Hanging Limb)" (1 text, 1 tune)
Dibblee/Dibblee, pp. 36-37, "Harry Dunn" (1 text, 1 tune)
Beck 59, "Harry Dunn" (2 texts, one called "Harry Dunne"; 1 tune)
Fowke-Lumbering #34, "Harry Dunn" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
Creighton-NovaScotia 130, "Lumbering Boy" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #639
George Decker, "The Woods of Michigan" (on PeacockCDROM) [one verse only]
Pat Murphy, "Harry Dunn" (on MUNFLA/Leach)
Martin Sullivan, "Harry Dunn" (on Lumber01)

cf. "Boy Killed by a Falling Tree in Hartford" (plot)
cf. "Chance McGear" (plot)
cf. "The Substitute (plot)
cf. "My Neighbors Dear (The Falling Tree)" (plot)
cf. "Whitney's Camp" (tune, plot)
cf. "Erin's Green Shore" (tune)
File: LC14

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