Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Two For Canada Day

Happy Canada Day all. Here are two of my favorite Canadian songs. Northwest Passage by Stan Rogers (forgive the Due South screen shots, unless you like Due South) and The Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot. Both share a love for this vast country and capture its long history in just a few minutes. Enjoy and don't eat too much today.

Update: Btw. I have heard the Canadian Railroad Trilogy hundreds of times over the past 40 years and every time Lightfoot sings this passage :
Oh the song of the future has been sung
All the battles have been won
On the mountain tops we stand
All the world at our command
We have opened up her soil
With our teardrops and our toil
I weep like a baby. Must be some deep psychological reason for that, but it just pushes all my buttons.
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