Annotation:Wild Goose Chase (2)

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X:1 T:Wild Goose Chase [2] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Page – Northern Junket, vol. 5, No. 9, February 1957; p. 39 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:A F|Ac c/B/A/c/|ecc (a/f/)|ecc B/A/|GB B(c/B/)| Ac c/B/A/B/|ceaa|e/c/A/c/ B/A/G/B/|Ac A:| |:c/B/|Ac e/c/e/c/|Ad f/d/f/d/|A[Ac] e/c/e/c/|dB B(c/B/)| Ac e/c/e/c/|Ad f/d/f/d/|e/a/g/f/ e/d/c/B/|AE A:|]

WILD GOOSE CHASE [2]. American, Reel (2/4 time). USA; Maine, New Hampshire. A Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. "Wild Goose Chase [2]" is found in two northern New England fiddlers' manuscript collections: John Taggart (1938) and an anonymous manuscript in different hands (probably from Maine) labelled "The Melodist", dating to the first half of the 19th century.

Additional notes
Source for notated version : - from the 1938 typewritten manuscript of New Hampshire fiddler John Taggart (1854-1943), entitled “Recollections of a Busy Life” (New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, N.H.)—Taggart wrote in his ms. that the tunes “were all taught me during my boyhood days in Sharon (N.H.), by the various fiddlers in that vicinity”—Miller points out that Sharon is in “the heart of the Monadnock Region of southwestern New Hampshire, where fiddlers and contra dances abound to this day” (pref. iv) [Miller]; from the playing of Forest Barrett (Peterboro, New Hampshire) [Page].

Printed sources : - Miller (Fiddler’s Throne), 2004; No. 269, p. 161. Page, Northern Junket, vol. 5, No. 9, February 1957; p. 39.

Recorded sources : - New Hampshire Fiddler’s Union, Miller& Peery – “The Music of John Taggart” (1989).

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