“The Jam on Gerry's Rock”

Alternate titles: “The Death of Young Monroe”; “Garbey's Rock”; “Foreman Young Monroe”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1904
Keywords: logger death drowning lumbering
Found in: US(Ap,MA,MW,NE,NW,SE) Britain(Scotland) Canada(Mar,Newf,Ont,Que)

Description

Young Monroe and his crew do not wish to work on Sunday, but when a log jam forms, they turn out. The jam breaks and all are cast into the water, with foreman Monroe being drowned. In some accounts, his sweetheart dies for love and is buried with him

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References

  1. Laws C1, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock"
  2. Doerflinger, pp. 238-239, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock"; pp. 239-240, "The Jam on Jerry's Rock" (2 texts, 2 tunes)
  3. Shay-SeaSongs, pp. 111-113, "Young Monroe at Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  4. BrownII 213, "The Jam at Gerry's Rock" (3 texts)
  5. Creighton/Senior, pp. 267-268, "The Jam at Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  6. Leach-Labrador 102, "The Jam at Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  7. Lehr/Best 57, "The Jam on Gary's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  8. Greenleaf/Mansfield 163, "Young Monroe" (1 text, 1 tune)
  9. Peacock, pp. 752-753, "The Jam at Garby's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  10. Mackenzie 153, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" (2 texts)
  11. Ives-DullCare, pp. 33-35,247, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  12. Ives-NewBrunswick, pp. 26-29, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  13. Manny/Wilson 23, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  14. Fowke-Lumbering #27, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" (2 texts, 1 tune)
  15. FSCatskills 4, "The Jam at Gerry's Rock" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
  16. Warner 16, "The Jam on Gerrion's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  17. Beck 51, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  18. JHCox 51, "The Jam at Gerry's Rock" (2 texts plus mention of 2 more)
  19. JHCoxIIB, #7, pp. 137-138, "The Jam at Gerry's Rock" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
  20. Rickaby 2, "Gerry's Rocks" (2 texts plus 2 fragments, 4 tunes)
  21. Dean, pp. 25-26, "Young Munroe" (1 text)
  22. Gardner/Chickering 109, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text plus 2 excerpts and mention of 3 more, 1 tune)
  23. Linscott, pp. 217-220, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  24. Leach, pp. 771-773, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text)
  25. Friedman, p. 418, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  26. Fowke/Johnston, pp. 78-79, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  27. Sandburg, pp. 394-395, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  28. Scott-BoA, pp. 175-178, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 2 tunes)
  29. Lomax-FSUSA 50, "The Jam on Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  30. Lomax-ABFS, pp. 448-450, "Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  31. Botkin-AmFolklr, pp. 847-849, "Gerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  32. Hodgart, p. 240, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text)
  33. Arnett, pp. 122-123, "The Jam on Gerry's Rock" (1 text, 1 tune)
  34. Abrahams/Foss, pp. 127-128, "The Jam on Jerry's Rocks" (1 text, 1 tune)
  35. Darling-NAS, pp. 176-178, "The Jam on Jerry's Rock" (1 text)
  36. Silber-FSWB, p. 101 "Jam on Jerry's Rocks" (1 text)
  37. DT 600, JAMGERR1* JAMGERR2*
  38. Roud #256
  39. BI, LC01