This song was recorded in a authentic Scottish environment as it was recorded in my apartment which is right under a grove of genuine Scottish Palm Trees. Although this studio is in Japan the Scottish flavour can be sensed in this picture!
This is an Ottawa song about skating on the Rideau Canal. On Aug. 5 1982, I wrote the first part of this song in my sleep, in a dream, about Melanie. I woke up and wrote it down. The second part was written as I walked home after dancing with Wild Ni
This recording is in cerebration of the 400 year anniversary of publication "The muses gardin for delights or fifth booke of ayers, 1610. This is the complete song which repeats the same music 3 times for the 3 stanzas of lyrics.
Back in the 1980s I worked on animating Bert Raccoon. I never did very creative work. The most creative thing I ever did for the Raccoons was to write this song of my own. Very few people ever heard this song back in the 20th century.