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Mackinac Island


"Mackinac Island (Horseshit and Fudge)"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

Copyright © ℗ 2006 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

"Mackinac Island"

Song by Scott Cooley from the album Lakeside Landing
Position #13
Released 2006
Recorded Scott Cooley Music Productions studio, Grand Blanc, Michigan
Genre alternative acoustic, Americana, Calypso
Length 3:18
Label Scott Cooley Records
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, percussion;  Lenore Cooley - backing vocals, marimba
Publisher Scott Cooley Music Publishing
Producer Scott Cooley
Format Compact Disc, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Writer words/music by Scott Richard Cooley


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PARENTAL ADVISORY WARNING:  Contains one explicit word, repeated many times.

Mackinac Island (HS&F) - the a.k.a. title for this one is Horseshit and Fudge.  The combination of those two smells permeates the air on Mackinac Island, a unique place where the Christopher Reeve movie Somewhere In Time was filmed.  There is a huge hotel there where at one time mostly Jamaicans worked there.  I actually went to college and partied with a guy who ended up inheriting it.  I have several relatives (uncles, cousins) who worked a few summers on the island while in college. I went there to try to get a job one summer while on break from my ski bum days, and quickly realized it wasn't for me.  They basically forced you to stay in employee housing which was dormitory-style with house mothers and strict rules and everything.  Talk about feeling trapped on an island...I sized it up as totally old-school and not for me.  I have fond childhood memories of the place, however, like many Michiganders do.  Our family used to sail there on summer vacations when I was growing up, staying on the boat in the marina and enjoying the place.  I played a lot of frisbee in the park there-seriously an awesome place to play frisbee and I love frisbee so that really was the highlight for me.  There are no cars on this small tourist trap island in Lake Huron, and you take a ferry boat to get there, then you either walk, ride a bike, or ride in a horse-drawn carriage.  You also eat fudge and buy moccasins, for some reason.  In my way of looking at things, this song just had to be written, and I cranked it out effortlessly in about a half hour.  If you've been there, you know what I'm talking about, and you probably also wonder why nobody wrote a song like this about this place before I did.  It has the two main ingredients to be successful in today's digital download singles-only world, and those are:  1) a catchy title;  and 2) a swear word.  If you're from Michigan or most places in the great lakes region for that matter, you've heard of this place, so you recognize the song title...and if that wasn't enough to intrigue you into buying, I labeled it 'explicit' so now you can't help but be convinced.  Needless to say, it's garnered what might be described as "cult status" at this point, a classic that facebook friends have networked and shared socially online to the point where it's my highest-selling and charting song of all time to this day.