“Jimmie Judd (The Beau Shai River)”


Jimmie tries to break a logjam and is drowned. His badly cut up body is recovered the next day. He is mourned by sweetheart, family, and fellow workers


Fowke quotes Gravelle to the effect that James Angus Dudge was born in Quebec in 1846, but Gravelle can only speculate about the date of his death; he suspects the date was c. 1866. - RBW


  1. Laws C4, "Jimmie Judd (The Beau Shai River)"
  2. Warner 18, "Jamie Judge (or, Bonshee River)" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. Beck 55, "The Beau Shai River" (2 texts, one entitled "Jimmie Jot")
  4. Gardner/Chickering 112, "Jimmie Judd" (1 fragmentary text)
  5. Fowke-Lumbering #29, "Jimmy Judge" (1 text plus a fragment, 1 tune)
  6. DT 680, JIMJUDGE
  7. Roud #636
  8. BI, LC04


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1935 (Gardner/Chickering)
Keywords: logger death drowning
Found in: US(MA,MW,NE) Canada(Ont)