This was originally a single that Harry Robinson made with Jackie Dennis called "Linton Addie." He then turned to the traditional Scottish folk song "100 Pipers", and turned the tune into this chart-topping instrumental, punctuated by stereotypical Scottish phrases. Robinson recalled in 1000 UK #1 Hits
by Jon Kutner and Spencer Leigh: "You couldn't have a rock n roll instrumental without someone saying something in it. We wanted a voice to recite a couple of silly couplets. I did it because I'm Scottish, but I overdid the accent, which resulted in Scotland thinking it must be a Sassenach. When we heard the playback, we fell about laughing and couldn't play anything for 15 minutes. The engineer couldn't get the bass right when the sound was transferred to disc, and he wanted us to re-do it. A lot of record-buyers complained because if you used a lightweight needle, it jumped off the disc because of the tremendous bass parts. It was banned in certain factories because of its pounding sound: it made the workers want to smash the tools up."