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Sung in 1935 by Mr. Robert Fulsher, Standish, who could remember only a few lines, but recalled the outline of the story of the song, which he had learned in a Michigan lumber camp.
Sung Now Jimmie Judd was this young man's name, And I mean to let you know, And I mean to sound his praises Wherever that I go. His hair hung down in ringlets fair, And his skin was as white as snow. He was admired by old and young Where'er that he did go.
Recited Jimmie Judd was drowned while working on a log jam. A litde maid a-hunting her cow found Jimmie's body in the river, almost a week after his drowning.
Sung It would have broke your heart with pity When he was taken home; The girl that he loved dearly, She cried, "I am undone!" Whilst his poor old aged mother cried, "He was my darling son." And now he reigns in paradise Where happy he may be, And I hope in heaven his soul's at rest Through all eternity.

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