(Wikipedia): “ “Quinn the Eskimo (The Mighty Quinn)” is a folk-rock song written by Bob Dylan and first recorded during The Basement Tapes sessions in 1967.
The subject of the song is the arrival of Quinn (an Eskimo), who changes despair into joy and chaos into rest, and attracts attention from the animals. Dylan is widely believed to have derived the title character from actor Anthony Quinn’s role as an Eskimo in the 1960 movie The Savage Innocents. Dylan has also been quoted as saying that the song was nothing more than a “simple nursery rhyme”…The song is popular with supporters of the rugby union club Harlequins, also known as the Quins, and is often sung during matches and when Quins are attacking.”
(Quora.com) “It’s very simple. That movie was on TV quite a lot in the 1960’s; it was an iconic reference. It is a brutally memorable film.
Dylan was upstate in Woodstock. It snows hard up there. Your New York City Heroin dealer would need a dog sled to get where Dylan was…”
“Harlequins (officially Harlequin Football Club) is a professional rugby union club that plays in Premiership Rugby, the top level of English rugby union.
Founded in 1866 they took the name Harlequins in 1870. Their home ground is the Twickenham Stoop, located in Twickenham, south-west London. They were one of the founding members of the RFU.
Harlequins have been champions of England twice, and are the current champions, winning the title in 2012 and most recently in 2021. They won the European Challenge Cup in 2011, and the domestic cup in 1988, 1991 and 2013.
The current club captain is Stephan Lewies. Billy Millard is the Director of Rugby Performance and Tabai Matson will join the Club as Head Coach from the 2021/22 season.
For sponsorship reasons they were formerly known as NEC Harlequins, but principal sponsorship is currently held by DHL and Adidas.”