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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2017 7:40 pm 
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Just for Canada's 150th birthday, people were asked to pick their favourties.

Hallelujah made the list twice. I am rather surprised they picked the Leonard Cohen version as their #1 hit. Maybe they felt they couldn't do otherwise, as he wrote the song. But his version is raw and unvarnished, and lacks the beautiful harmonies of some of the other covers. Too bad he didn't live long enough to see this. :cry:

There's a number of these songs I'm not familiar with, so I'll have to give them a listen. I'm also a bit surprised that Ian and Sylvia's "Four Strong Winds" missed the list.

http://www.everythingzoomer.com/best-canadian-songs/

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"Take off" by Bob and Doug McKenzie and featuring Geddy Lee must surely be included.


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Does this count as a Canadian song?? :love:


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Window seat for one,
Passage out of town
The old fashioned way:
Train ticket, out bound.
Midnight departure,
Red-eye double-track.
Star filled horizons,
Beacons in the black.
Last call for boarding,
Destination: nowhere.
Two carry-on bags
Ought to get me there.
Don’t know how far
‘Til my journey’s done;
Train ticket, out bound,
Window seat for one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:39 am 
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Most definitely!

Here's another Canadian classic:



Edit: birling has become a sport: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/birling

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And you think that love is only for the lucky and the strong,
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:36 am 
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That's the great Kate and Anna McGarrigle!

Here's another early McGarrigle classic - it was later popularized by Linda Ronstadt:



(Does a song by two Montreal girls count as a Canadian song if it talks about places in the U.S.?)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:14 pm 
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Sunsilver :rofl:

Jude - Oh, that's lovely!

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Window seat for one,
Passage out of town
The old fashioned way:
Train ticket, out bound.
Midnight departure,
Red-eye double-track.
Star filled horizons,
Beacons in the black.
Last call for boarding,
Destination: nowhere.
Two carry-on bags
Ought to get me there.
Don’t know how far
‘Til my journey’s done;
Train ticket, out bound,
Window seat for one.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:12 pm 
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elingil, love the way the NFB film logo is scratching itself at the start of The Blackfly Song! Someone at the NFB obviously had a sense of humour!

I used to canoe a lot, and have been in situations where you really needed to wear a head net, plus long sleeves and pant clips to protect yourself from the bloodthirsty little buggers!

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When the night has been too lonely, and the road has been too long,
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Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows,
Lies the seed, that with the sun's love, in the spring becomes The Rose.


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