I always say that I never understood why Mayday is the international distress signal until I moved to Minnesota.

It's months yet to May, but the maypole casts a long shadow.

You may know Hal an Tow (heard here in rocking cover by Oyster Band) as the signature tune of Bealtaine.

Well, here's a winter version from here in Snow Country.

 Tag and Tow


Tag and tow,

jolly rumble-O:

we were up

long before the day-O

to drive the city snow-plows,

to plow away the snow-O,

so better move your cars, folks,

before they tag and tow-O.