Wild Geese (2)

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WILD GEESE [2]. AKA – “Wild Goose.” AKA and see "Flop Eared Mule (1)." Old Time, Piece. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). An imitative tune by fiddler Ted Gossett, Muhlenburg County, western Ky., learned from a neighborhood fiddler named Charlie Jones. Gossett recorded in the 1920's and early 30's. This tune, distinctively played and the one Gossett is best known for, was recorded in Sept., 1930, and released on 78 RPM disks as Gnt 7308, Vrs 5090, and Ch 16116 as by the Ted Gossett Band, and on Spt 9738 as by Marvin’s String Band. It consists of the first strain of "Flop Eared Mule (1)," repeated twice, intersperced with Gossett's attempts to make his fiddle sound like geese gaggling.

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Recorded sources: JSP 77130, Ted Gossett - "Gennett Old Time Music - Classic Country Recordings, 1927-34" (2010)




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