1950s EASY-POP Songs and Singers...on the verge of Rock 'n Roll
The Cry of the Wild Goose recorded by Frankie Laine introduced February 11, 1950
Written by Terry Gilkyson
Orchestra conducted by Harry Geller
Frankie Laine’s rough style is evident in this swirling, melodramatic wondering-fool or heart-at-rest recording. This #1 hit followed his #1 hit a year earlier with the western-themed ‘clippity-cloppity’ mega-hit Mule Train. Tennessee Ernie Ford also had a hit with The Cry of the Wild Goose.
Quintessential Fifties lyric:
"Wild goose, brother goose which is best— a wonderin’ fool or a heart at rest"