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Wild Goose

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Lin & Tony, Chatham, Kent . England 21 Jun 99 - 04:41 PM
Bert 21 Jun 99 - 05:05 PM
Joe Offer 21 Jun 99 - 05:06 PM
Richard Bridge 22 Jun 99 - 04:47 PM
Art Thieme 22 Jun 99 - 05:15 PM
catspaw49 22 Jun 99 - 06:25 PM
Frank of Toledo 22 Jun 99 - 08:25 PM
bseed(charleskratz) 22 Jun 99 - 11:16 PM
Barbara 23 Jun 99 - 01:55 AM
Barbara 23 Jun 99 - 08:19 AM
Johnny B. 23 Jun 99 - 10:47 AM
Rick Fielding 23 Jun 99 - 11:10 AM
Roger in Baltimore 23 Jun 99 - 03:05 PM
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stoo ball 24 Jun 99 - 12:40 AM
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Lin & Tony, Chatham, England 28 Jun 99 - 05:06 PM
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Subject: Wild Goose
From: Lin & Tony, Chatham, Kent . England
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 04:41 PM

Any kind person got the chords to "Wild Goose" we have Kate Rusby's version, we have worked out the lyrics ok. Also thanks to Benjamin and Alison for replying to us about The Blacksmith.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Bert
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 05:05 PM

There's a couple of 'Wild Goose's in DT, Is it not one of those?


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Joe Offer
Date: 21 Jun 99 - 05:06 PM

Hi, Lin & Tony - Click here for links to wild goose songs. There are lots of them. Which one are you looking for?
-Joe Offer-


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 04:47 PM

If you're in Chatham you ought to visit Hazlitt folk in Maidstone. But perhaps you already do. No-one there does the song, but if you have the tune I expect about any half dozen of the more proficient people there could fathom it out - me excluded.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Art Thieme
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 05:15 PM

"The Wild Goose" I enjoy most (indeed, the only one I know) was written by Wade Hemsworth of Morin Heights, Ontario. The best version was one I heard a while ago by Jon ? & Rika Rueebsaat---both are Mudcatters but I've not seen posts from them lately.

"The wild goose--the wild goose--
High over the north shore
And I am going home..."

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: catspaw49
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 06:25 PM

In my younger days I used to use a particularly Wild Goose on various barmaids, resulting in either a laugh or a backhand. Actually, it wasn't a bad technique as I either won or lost FAST and saved a lot on drinks and tips.

........Aaaahhhhhhh, to be young and cretinous again.

catspaw


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Frank of Toledo
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 08:25 PM

The version Art mentioned is my favorite also, written by Wade Hemsworth, and a fine version by our own Rick Fielding on his Folk Legacy "Lifeline", with lyrics and chords I may add.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: bseed(charleskratz)
Date: 22 Jun 99 - 11:16 PM

And then there was Frankie Laine singing

My heart knows what the wild goose knows,
And I must go where the wild goose goes,
Wild goose, brother goose, which is best, b A ramblin' fool or a heart at rest?

--seed


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 01:55 AM

Jon Bartlett and Rika howeveryouspellherlastname.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Barbara
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 08:19 AM

Or is it Barnett?


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Subject: RE: Distant Drums
From: Johnny B.
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 10:47 AM

Does anyone know the lyrics of Distant Drums? It starts "I hear the sound of distant drums; far away, far away. I think it was recorded by Johnny Cash. Thanks fpr any help


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 11:10 AM

Johnny B. Good country song. A big hit for Jim Reeves in the early 60s. Can't remember the words, but there's lot's of Jim Reeves stuff on the net.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 03:05 PM

Johnny B.,

Welcome to the Mudcat. We usually post requests for lyrics on a separate thread. You do that by going to the Main Forum page and clicking on "Create a New Thread" at the top. If you use the song title or some significant words, you will draw in people who are just browsing but may know the song you seek.

I made a new thread for you, CLICK HERE. Also, if you are interested in Country and Western songs a good site to visit is COWPIE. They don't have Distant Drums, but they do have many other songs.

Enjoy the music!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 03:07 PM

Let's try again!

COWPIE.

If this doesn't work the HTML with it!

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: stoo ball
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 12:40 AM

It's Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat. They still do that song from time to time here in VAncouver.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Mbo
Date: 26 Jun 99 - 04:34 PM

I love Kate Rusby's "The Wild Goose" too. Here are the chords for the song (as I figured them, in the key of D)

Verse:

D G D Ever see the Wild Goose sailing on the ocean

A D G A D Ranza, boys, oh ranza ray

D G D Just like them pretty girls when they get the notion

A D G A D Ranza, me boys, oh ranza ray

etc.

Chorus:

Bm G A Oh ranza, you'll rue the day

D G A D As the Wild Goose sails away

Bm G A Oh ranza, you'll rue the day

D G A D As the Wild Goose sails away

That's pretty much it!


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Lin & Tony, Chatham, England
Date: 28 Jun 99 - 05:06 PM

Thanks for all your replies on the Wild Goose, we went to see Kate Rusby at Crawley Folk Festival, brilliant ! Richard, we came to Hazlitt Folk to see Martin Carthy, great night, we will come again, you might remember us as we came to your house for the tickets.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 01 Jul 99 - 08:57 PM

It's a sea shanty of course, although Kate Rusby doesn't sing it that way.

A version of it as a shanty is on "Blow Boys Blow" by A.L. Lloyd and Ewan McColl.

I assume The Wild Goose is the name of the ship.

Sigh. Wish Ms. Rusby would see fit to tour on this side of the Atlantic.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Margarita
Date: 01 Jul 99 - 11:52 PM

Here's an interesting angle from the notes of a CD called "Blow the Man Down".

"Sometimes it starts: 'I'm the shantyman of the Wild Goose Nation', perhaps a reference to Ireland (wild geese is a name for 17th century Irish patriots who fled their country to take service with foreign kings)."

Margarita


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: gargoyle
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 05:26 AM

This link was found while seeking information on Wearing of the Green

The Wild Geese - Erin's Farflung Exiles It is dedicated to preciesely what you stated Margarita.


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Subject: RE: Wild Goose
From: Leslie
Date: 02 Jul 99 - 05:00 PM

Just a little correction to Art Thieme's note...Wade Hemsworth lives in Morin Heights, Quebec...not Ontario.

Leslie


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