Brilliancy (Billy Wilson, Drunken Billy Goat, Wake Up Susan), Brilliancy Medley Part One and Reprise

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Reel or Breakdown in A

From the Eck Robertson Collection

5 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)
Melody-Only Transcription of Entire Medley (PDF)
Full Transcription of Entire Medley (PDF)


78rpm record (MP3 here)


This is the first part of Eck Robertson's famous Brilliancy Medley.  I am told that some Texas fiddlers call this part of the medley Brilliancy, so I am treating it as such here. it is actually comprised of parts of three separate tunes: Billy Wilson (although the part of Billy Wilson here is different from the Billy Wilson played in the second part of Brilliancy Medley), Drunken Billy Goat (also known as Rocky Mountain Goat, check out Doc Roberts' version), and Wake Up Susan.  In the medley, Brilliancy is followed by Billy Wilson and Bill Cheatum; the medley ends with a reprise of Brilliancy.

I am also including a transcription of the entire medley, so each part can be seen in context.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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