Wild Goose Chase (4)
X:1 T:Wid Goose Chase  N:From the playing of fiddler Clyde Davenport (Wayne County, Ky.) N:Davenport (b. 1921) was born in Blue Hole Hollow, near Mt. Pisgah on the N:Cumberland Plateau in south-central Kentucky, not far from the border with N:Tennessee. N:From a field recording by Jim Nelson. Davenport had the tune from Dick N:Burnett, who himself had it from Tenn. Governor Bob Taylor. M:C| L:1/8 R:Reel Q:"Fast." D:https://www.slippery-hill.com/recording/wild-goose-chase-0 Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:Bb Bcdd fgga|gfdd ffg2|Bcdd fgga |gfdB cBB2:| |:B,3B c2dc|BBdB cBFD|B,3B c2dc| BGFF D(B,[B,2D2])| B,3B c2dc|BBdB cBFD|B,3B cdf2|gfdB cBB2:||
WILD GOOSE CHASE . AKA - "Geese Honking." American, Reel (cut time). B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. The tune was in the repertoire of Cumberland Plateau, southern Ky., singer, fiddler, banjo and guitar player, blind Dick Burnett (1883-1977), who had the tune from Tennessee's fiddling Governor, Robert Love Taylor (1850-1912). Taylor won the gubernatorial race against his own brother, Alf, who was also a fiddler. Regional fiddler and banjo player Clyde Davenport picked it up from Burnett.
- Bobby Fulcher, notes to Sandrock Recording "Gettin' up the Stairs" .