Mackinac Island

"Mackinac Island" (a.k.a. Horseshit and Fudge)

Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

We took a ferry boat to Mackinac Island

We stayed where the Jamaicans work

It was a grand hotel, but what a funky smell

Enough to make us go berserk

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Thereโ€™s no place like it in the world

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Fun for every boy and girl

We saw a fort up high on the island

Saw some sailors drinkinโ€™ some rum

We resisted the urge to buy moccasins

But the stench we couldnโ€™t overcome

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Thereโ€™s no place like it in the world

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Fun for every boy and girl

We rode all the way around the island

On a bicycle built for two

Saw a rock formation, but what a stinky vacation

A combination of candy and poo

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Thereโ€™s no place like it in the world

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Fun for every boy and girl

Somewhere in time, youโ€™ll notice something in the air

A blend of two things that look alike

But if you see some chocolate in the middle of the street

Before you pick it up and eat it think twice

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Thereโ€™s no place like it in the world

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Fun for every boy and girl

Somewhere in time, youโ€™ll notice something in the air

A blend of two things that look alike

But if you see some chocolate in the middle of the street

Before you pick it up and eat it think twice

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Thereโ€™s no place like it in the world

Horseshit and fudge, horseshit and fudge

Fun for every boy and girl

Copyright ยฉ โ„— 2006 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

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 about a familiar place; 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. If I ever wrote a "hit" this would be it. One could safely say it is "regionally famous," and one I always have to play for people when performing live because it's a crowd-pleaser (in Michigan, anyway). 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 song of all time to this day.