Sunday, 29 June 2014

O Canada - bright and lively. UPDATE

I love my country but can't abide our anthem's melody which drags and has no clear chord to end upon.   My suggestion for July 1st is that we sing it to the tune of Jingle Bells:

The chorus:
O Ca-na da, O Ca-na-da\
Our home and native land\
True patriot love, in all thy sons\
Command in us today.\
With glowing hearts we see thee rise\
The True North strong and free.
From far and wide, O Ca-na-da\
We stand on guard for thee\

And the verse:
God keep us glorious, free\
We stand on guard for thee\
We stand on guard for thee\
From East to Western sea!

The official lyrics.
And a link to a stirring presentation of the original at an Edmonton Oilers game, beginning just after the 2:35 mark..

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