This song is fascinating because it has spread around the globe in the old-fashioned way, mostly from person-to-person...not through recorded media.
I learned this song in the early 80s. There's a bit of my story, and how Elizabeth May got involved below.
However, what's your story of this fabulous song?
To get the ball rolling, here's what composer Peter Krug has to say about this, from Mudcat.org:
"I wrote Chainsaw in the fall of 1976 while cutting firewood with a borrowed chainsaw and brooding over the…