Drunken Billy Goat

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X:1 T:Drunken Billy Goat N:From the playing of Texas fiddler Eck Robertson (1887-1975), N:backed by his wife, son and daughter on the recording. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast" D:Victor V40298 (78 RPM), Eck Robertson (recorded 1929, released 1930) D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/drunken-bill-goat Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:A a2-|:a2 g2 faeg|aecA (3cBA F2|[E2A2][C2E2] DA,CA,|B2 [E2c2][E2B2]eg| aecA Bcde|aecc {d}BA F2|A,CEE A2c2|1edcB A2 eg:|2ecBB A2|| |:(3EFG|AB c2 GGBG|FEFG AGFE|DDFD CCEC|B,A,B,C DCB,C| A,CEF AAcA|BABc dcdB|ABce fgaf|edcB A2:|]



Eck Robertson (1887-1975)

DRUNKEN BILLY GOAT. AKA and see "Rocky Mountain Goat," "Mud Fence." American, Reel (cut time). USA; Texas, Missouri. A Major. Standard or AEae tuning (fiddle). AA'BB: AABBCC (Brody). "Drunken Billy Goat" is one of four tunes in Texas fiddler Eck Robertson's "Brilliancy" medley, recorded in 1929. The other tunes in the medley are "Old/Little Billy Wilson," "Wake Up Susan (1)," and "Bill Cheatum (1)." David Brody's transcription in The Fiddler's Fakebook (1983) begins with the first strain of "Wake Up Susan," and is not really a part of "Drunken Billy Goat."


Additional notes
Source for notated version : - Vivian Williams (Seattle) [Phillips].

Printed sources : - Brody (Fiddler's Fakebook), 1983; p. 91. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 1), 1994; p. 75.

Recorded sources : - American Heritage 25, "Poor Richard's Almanac." Elektra EKS 7285, The Dillards with Byron Berline- "Pickin' and Fiddlin.'"

See also listing at :
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index [1].
Hear Eck Robertson's 1929 recording of "Drunken Billy Goat" as part of the "Brilliancy" medley at Slippery Hill [2]



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