Lost Goose (Call of the Wild Goose)

As played by Eck Robertson from the Texas region

Novelty Tune in G

From the Eck Robertson Collection

3 files for this tune:

Melody-Only Transcription (PDF)
Full Transcription (PDF)


Field Recording of Eck Robertson.

A different field recording was released on the album Eck Robertson: Famous Cowboy Fiddler (download the album here)


This tune uses harmonics to imitate the horrid noise made by wild geese. I hate wild geese (having been attacked by them more than once) and I can’t say that I care for this tune very much. Lewis Thomasson has a more substantial version of this tune under the name Wild Goose. Watch this YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ue90f5r-2Qw for instruction on playing harmonics.


This tune is a member of the following groups:

Texas Fiddle

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