Entre Chien Et Loup
This is one of Ross's very few bilingual songs. The first & fourth verses express exactly the same thoughts in Canada's two "official" languages.
(Ross wishes that he had some fluency in Cree or another of Canada's myriad indigenous languages, but alas, he does not)
The expression Between Dog and Wolf, a metaphor for Between Day and Night, exists in both French AND English, though the English version largely failed to cross the Atlantic from England to North America, it seems.
In other words, this song talks about Dusk being a lovely appropriate time for making love.
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In the 1970's, a friend of Ross's operated David's Dulcimer Works in Alberta and gifted Ross with an Appalachian lap dulcimer, of the kind made famous by Joni Mitchell.
(In fact, Joni once used Ross's dulcimer for a concert in her home town of Saskatoon when all her equipment was sidelined by a prairie blizzard.)
Ross took his gift back to David to get a fourth string and 3 new frets added so that he can play it in minor keys and use extended jazz chords on it.
That favourite instrument forms the musical foundation for this song.
Ross added several violin & viola parts to flesh out the orchestration in verses two & three.
Instead of a sweet little Violin solo, he decided to add an edgy Viola solo instead. He hopes you like it.
Ross performs on several instruments, and is provided with a subtle & effective Bottom End by Dale Ladouceur on Bass & Bill Hobson on Drums, both of Edmonton's Crowtown Productions, where the song was recorded.
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