Jack Broke da Prison Door
Date 1958
Track ID 89970
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Track Information

Original Track ID

SA1958.60.B19

Original Tape ID

SA1958.060

Summary

Tom Anderson tells the story of fiddler Jack (Johnny) Goudie who was "slightly mad" following an accident in the copper mines. One time he went to Lerwick, got a bit out of hand and ended up being put in the cells by police. He was a big man and it was no problem to him to break his way out. On arriving home he composed the reel 'Jack Broke da Prison Door'.

Tom plays the tune on the fiddle.

Item Subject/Person

Goudie, Jack (Johnny)

Recording Location

County - Midlothian

Parish - Edinburgh

Language

English

Genre

Story

Collection

SoSS