Wild Goose Chase (3)

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X:1 T:Wild Goose Chase [3] M:2/4 L:1/8 R:Reel S:Christeson – Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 1 (1973), No. 153 Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G g/a/|[Bb][B/b/][B/b/] [Bb][Ba]|[Bg][B/g/][B/g/] [Bg][Bf]|[Ae][A/e/][A/f/] ed|cB A/B/A| [Aa][A/a/][A/a/] [Aa][Ag]|[Af][A/f/][A/g/] [Af][Ae]|d/d/d ef|[Bg][B/g/][B/a/] [Bg]:| |:d/c/|[DB][D/B/][D/B/] [DB][D/B/][D/d/]|ed ^cd|d/c/|[DB][D/B/][D/B/] [DB][D/B/][D/d/]|ed ^cd| [ce][c/e/][c/e/] [ce][c/e/][c/e/]|ag fe|d/d/d/d/ ef|[Bg][B/g/][B/a/] [Bg]:|]

WILD GOOSE CHASE [3]. AKA and see “Wrecker’s Daughter (1) (The).” American, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. R.P. Christeson, who collected the tune in his home town in Missouri, noted that the original title for the melody is unknown, but that it was the tune most often played for a popular square dance figure called ‘The Wild Goose Chase’. An ex-street player named Joe Johnson, remarks Christeson, of Lincoln Nebraska told Christeson in the 1950’s that the tune was called “Wrecker’s Daughter,” although it is unlike the tune of that name printed by Howe.

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Source for notated version: -

Printed sources : - R. P. Christeson (The Old Time Fiddler’s Repertory, vol. 1), 1973; No. 153, p. 108.

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