Wild Goose Crossing the Ocean

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X:1 T:Lost Goose N:From the playing of Eck Robertson (1887-1975, Borger, Texas) M:C L:1/8 R:Listening piece Q:"Very Quick" N:The piece is imitative of a goose honking--the 'd' to 'g' interval inthe 2nd and N:sixth measures is the 'honk', especially if a little too much pressure is put on the N:bow on the 'g' note, so that it scratches just a bit. The harmonics in the 1st, 2nd, N:5th and 5th measures are played on the 'G' string, 1st position, with the 'd' harmonic N:produced with the 4th finger, and the 'g' harmonic with the 3rd finger where the 'C' N:note usually is. D:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5SOOijwMAk D:County 202, Eck Robertson - "Famous Cowboy Fiddler" (1963) Z:Transcribed by Andrew Kuntz K:G D2|"◇""4"D3"◇"D"◇"D4|"◇"D-"◇""3"C3"◇"D4|[G,3G3]A BdBA|[G,G]ABd B2A2| "◇"D2"◇"D2"◇"D2"◇"D2|"◇"D-"◇"C3"◇"D4| [G,3G3]A BdBA|[G,G]ABA G2:| |:Bc|d2d2d2[d2g2]|d2 [d2g2] dcBA|G2[G2B2] AFAF|GD[DB]c [D2B2] ([DA]B)| d2d2d2[d2g2]|d2 [d2g2] dcBA|GA[GB]G DFAc|B2 +slide+[G,4G4]|| ([DB]c)|d2d2d2[d2g2]|[d4b4][d2f2]-[d2g2]|A-B2 (B/c/) A3(D/F/-|G)ABc B2 A-B| d2d2d2[d2g2]|[d4b4][df]-[d3g3]|A-B2 (B/c/) A3(D/F/-|G)ABA G2:|



WILD GOOSE CROSSING THE OCEAN. AKA and see "Lost Goose (3)," "Wild Goose on the Ocean." American, Listening Piece (cut time). G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AA'BCC'. A 'novelty' tune that features goose call-like harmonics in the opening measures of the first strain and the 2nd measure.


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Source for notated version: Alexander Robertson [Phillips].

Printed sources: Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes, vol. 2), 1995; p. 170.

Recorded sources:

See also listing at:
Jane Keefer's Folk Music Index: An Index to Recorded Sources [1]
Hear Eck Robertson's recording on youtube.com [2]




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