The Wild Goose

from by Chris Rawlings



Wade Hemsworth influenced a generation of Canadian songwriters. With a modest canon of 20 or so songs, his iconic songs are know as Canadian folk songs in many countries, English speaking or otherwise. The Wild Goose was his first song. I am told it became a number one hit in Germany sometime in the 1950s. The recording of my arrangement was made at the Wade Hemsworth memorial concert in Montreal circa 2003. It does not use the original 3/4 time signature.


from Autumn Gold, released April 14, 2012


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