The Goose with the Golden Eggs – Track for July

Much wants more and loses all is the moral to this well-known Aesop’s Fable, July’s contribution from Queen of Corkbots.

One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because he thought a trick had been played upon him. But he took it home on second thoughts, and soon found to his delight that it was an egg of pure gold. Every morning the same thing occurred, and he soon became rich by selling his eggs. As he grew rich he grew greedy; and thinking to get at once all the gold the Goose could give, he killed it and opened it only to find nothing. (Eliot/Jacobs Version)

The archive footage for the video comes from a scientific study of the Greenland Goose, the first of its kind in 1979. Courtesy of Anne Fox.

The Goose with the Golden Eggs was composed, performed, recorded and mixed by Queen of Corkbots. Mastered by Myles Cochran. Released on 25th July 2016.

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