“Vince Leahy”

Author: Dave McMahon
Earliest date: 1957 (Fowke)
Keywords: death drowning lumbering river family
Found in: Canada(Ont)


The singer tells of the drowning of Leahy. The young man is well liked for his hard work at Young's Point. The morning of his death, his mother begs him to stay home. But he goes to work, slips into a "stop log place," and is found much later

Historical references


  1. Fowke-Lumbering #43, "Vince Leahy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #3683
  3. BI, FowL43