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Performances Song History

Dickie Scotland

Music/Lyrics: Phish

Vocals: Trey (lead), All (backing)

Debut: 2004-08-15

Historian: Chris Bertolet

Being the tour accountant for Phish must be a brutally thankless job, and it must have been sheer hell during Phish's "final" tour in 2004. Icculus only knows what sorts of unimaginable requests Richard "Dickie Scotland" Glasgow had to entertain from band members and hangers-on over the years. And so the Coventry one-off ditty "Dickie Scotland" stands out as a sweet moment of recognition for not just Glasgow himself, but for all the countless foot soldiers who labored to bring Phish to the stage tour after tour.

If the melody rang a bell, give yourself extra credit. The chords were lifted from the rare and buoyant "Chalk Dust Torture Reprise," which debuted on 12/10/94 at the tour closer in Santa Monica, CA. Like "Dickie Scotland," that song served as backdrop for a lengthy and sincere tribute to the band's crew and back office.

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