Ceili
 
Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 09:10 am
I love Canada. lol (hope the phillies don't mind)
 
joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 10:35 am
http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/worthchops/CanadaCake.jpg

http://www.coverbrowser.com/image/saturday-evening-post/534-1.jpg

http://www.directoryofhamilton.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/tim_hortons_store.jpg



In days of yore, from Britain's shore,
Wolfe, the dauntless hero came,
And planted firm Britannia's flag,
On Canada's fair domain.
Here may it wave, our boast, our pride,
And joined in love together,
The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine
The Maple Leaf forever!

Chorus:
The Maple Leaf, our emblem dear,
The Maple Leaf forever!
God save our Queen, and Heaven bless,
The Maple Leaf forever!

At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane,
Our brave fathers, side by side,
For freedom, homes, and loved ones dear,
Firmly stood and nobly died;
And those dear rights which they maintained,
We swear to yield them never!
Our watchword evermore shall be,
The Maple Leaf forever!
Chorus

Our fair Dominion now extends
From Cape Race to Nootka Sound;
May peace forever be our lot,
And plenteous store abound:
And may those ties of love be ours
Which discord cannot sever,
And flourish green o'er freedom's home
The Maple Leaf forever!
Chorus

On merry England's far famed land
May kind heaven sweetly smile,
God bless old Scotland evermore
and Ireland's Em'rald Isle!
And swell the song both loud and long
Till rocks and forest quiver!
God save our Queen and Heaven bless
The Maple Leaf forever!
Chorus

Shine on, you crazy Canucks!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 10:49 am
@Ceili,
Happy Canada Day!

I went to East York's Canada Day Parade earlier today. Later this afternoon, we're off to the multicultural celebration at the park - fireworks tonight!

whooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooo

The parade was a lot of fun - the regular fire/police/EMS antique vehicles, some kinda U.S. army jeep club, Legion folks, boy scouts, members of parliament handing out flags, Falun Dafa and Falun Gong groups, veterans groups, the Legion bunch, the garden club, Shriners in the their tiny race cars, Ulster marching band, the East York baseball boosters club etc etc ... a real neighbourhood parade

Love it!
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George
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 12:11 pm
Bonne Fête du Canada!
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 12:52 pm
Has anyone ever noticed that Australia's national anthem is pretty much a rip-off of "The Maple Leaf Forever?"



Although the tunes are different, there's a remarkable similarity in the structure of the two anthems and the harmonic progression. Here are the lyrics to the first verse of "Advance Australia Fair:"

Australia's sons let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stage
Advance Australia fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

Apart from the repeat of the last two lines, it can be sung to the tune of "The Maple Leaf Forever" without much change. Here are the lyrics of the two anthems matched line-for-line:

Australia's sons let us rejoice,
In days of yore, from Britain's shore,
For we are young and free;
Wolfe, the dauntless hero came,
We've golden soil and wealth for toil,
And planted firm Britannia's flag,
Our home is girt by sea;
On Canada's fair domain.
Our land abounds in Nature's gifts
Here may it wave, our boast, our pride,
Of beauty rich and rare;
And joined in love together,
In hist'ry's page, let ev'ry stage
The thistle, shamrock, rose entwine
Advance Australia fair.
The Maple Leaf forever!
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia fair.

I think Canada is owed some reparations, or at least some copyright fees.
electronicmail
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 05:24 pm
@Ceili,
This Maple Leaf coin just sold for $4.2 million. Nominal value was $1 million but it sold for the weight of the metal, 100 kilograms of 99.99 pure gold. Maple Leaf forever is no joke! Happy Canada Day
http://www.dorotheum.com/uploads/pics/muenze_01.jpg
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 05:03 am
Canadians are just like Australians 'cept kept in the fridge for later.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 05:05 am
@joefromchicago,
joefromchicago wrote:

Has anyone ever noticed that Australia's national anthem is pretty much a rip-off of "The Maple Leaf Forever?"


What do you care you're from Chicago?
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Ceili
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 08:45 am
Happy Canada Homies!! Hope you all have a wonderful day!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 08:49 am
@Ceili,
Happy Canada Day !!


(I'm just back from the parade - cooling off before I head out to the park)


Have a fabulous long weekend and lots of stinky bbqs!
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eurocelticyankee
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 09:33 am
@Ceili,
Lá Shona Ceanada.....Eh!
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 03:39 pm
We went to the park--first stop, the free pizza samples truck (i got three slices!). Then we wandered around and found a picnic table. I waited with the dogs while The Girl went to the fries truck and got a large poutine. Then we wandered around some more and went to the ice cream truck. Now we're back home chillin' . . .
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 04:24 pm
I saw part of Canada, once. It was from the deck of a destroyer. We were coming down from Dutch Harbor. At one point, a fellow touched my arm and showed me some trees on a far distant shoreline. "That's Canada," he said. Nice country.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 04:31 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:
At one point, a fellow touched my arm and showed me some trees on a far distant shoreline. "That's Canada," he said. Nice country.


that sounds about right Razz
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 04:33 pm
@djjd62,
I used to want to drive from the lower states to Alaska. Don't see it happening anymore.
djjd62
 
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Reply Fri 1 Jul, 2011 04:36 pm
@edgarblythe,
that would be a great trip, i love the north, to quote warren zevon, a "splendid isolation"
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 2 Jul, 2011 04:15 am
Nice fireworks, and you could see them from the front porch. Of course, the little dogs didn't appreciate that, but you can't have everything.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jul, 2012 06:01 am
Happy belated CA Day!
http://www.savagechickens.com/wp-content/uploads/chickengodzilleh.jpg
http://www.savagechickens.com/tag/canada-day


Eh!
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Mame
 
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Reply Mon 2 Jul, 2012 10:53 am
Well, we went to the first Stamps game and watched them trounce Montreal - splendid way to celebrate Canada Day Smile 38-10.
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joefromchicago
 
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Reply Mon 1 Jul, 2013 01:30 pm
Happy 146th, Canada!
 

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