The tune was composed by Selma Kaplan (Altamont, N.Y.) in 1982; "written for a friend, during a huge unexpected snow storm in April '82." Selma has worked for many years at WAMC, an NPR station serving Vermont, Massacusetts and New York, and is an occasional on-air personality.
Printed sources: Matthiesen (Waltz Book), 1992; pg. 12.
Recorded sources: Flying Fish, the Rude Girls - "Rude Awakening." Flying Fish FF 90468, Critton Hollow String Band - "Great Dreams" (1988). George Wilson & Selma Kaplan - "Off with the Good St. Nicholas Boat". David Levine.