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Twas spending some long hours goofing off researching important historical facts, a research session that ended with a birl down memory lane. (Birl: Old Scots for ‘revolve’)

Some say dancing is a prelude to sex. Some say dancing is how babies are made. Some say a dance will reveal sexual compatibility.

I say, if you’re gonna dance, dance with a Log Driver!

For he goes birling down a-down the white water 
That’s where the log driver learns to step lightly
It’s birling down, a-down white water
A log driver’s waltz pleases girls completely

Pleases girls completely? Wow! That’s one wild guarantee!

A long, long time ago, back in 1979 when I was a child and the wheel and indoor plumbing were keen new inventions, vignettes by the National Film Board of Canada lit up the screen. I was a teen, the song was old-fashioned, yet The Log Driver’s Waltz was the highlight of any TV-watching eve.

Do you relate dancing with romance? How does your ideal hero sweep you off your feet?