“The Death of Harry Bradford”

Author: W. J. Taylor
Earliest date: 1941 (Beck)
Keywords: death logger lumbering father children
Found in: US(MW)


Harry Bradford, the foreman's son, cannot escape being crushed by falling logs. The father learns of his son's tragic death


Beck describes this song as "frankly in imitation" of "The Jam on Gerry's Rock". - PJS

Cross references


  1. Laws C12, "The Death of Harry Bradford"
  2. Beck 52, "The Death of Harry Bradford" (1 text)
  3. DT 836, HARBRADF
  4. Roud #2218
  5. BI, LC12