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July 1, 2001
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Happy Canada Day. Canuck nation 134 years old today.
posted by brantstrand (15 comments total)

 
yeah for canada! i'm about to don my beaver pelt, ice boots and mittens for the traditional dance around the igloo. we've chosen ann murry's snowbird as this year's signature tune:

Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting for its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers that will bloom again in spring

posted by heather at 7:29 PM on July 1, 2001


happy birthday
posted by clavdivs at 7:44 PM on July 1, 2001


Today is also my birthday! But Canada does have a few years on me. Happy birthday to me and Canada!
posted by Bag Man at 9:43 PM on July 1, 2001


heh, i can't believe bluesnews had news about this too, but the also had news about the Canada Day Controversy... like isn't the idea of "Canada Day" kinda lame, like is there an "America Day" or a "France Day"?
posted by swipe66 at 10:20 PM on July 1, 2001


Happy birthday Bag Man.
I'll celebrate Canada's just as soon as they reclaim the horror of Alanis Morissette, and promise to never let it out ever again.
posted by dong_resin at 11:17 PM on July 1, 2001


> we've chosen ann murry's snowbird

You spelled Murray wrong. Too long in California!

I celebrated by singing all 7,438 verses of "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" in the shower. I no longer have skin. Or a girlfriend. She packed and left when I got to verse 4,286:

"There were twenty-nine barstools left empty somewhere
And three hundred Molsons undrunken
Cause the sailors had all switched to water that night,
And the ship they called Eddy was sunken."
posted by pracowity at 1:21 AM on July 2, 2001


I feel ashamed -- I forgot.
posted by cmacleod at 3:24 AM on July 2, 2001


You spelled Murray wrong. Too long in California!

crap. first it's an a and pretty soon it will be all those Us. Colour = color, neighbour = neighbor, labour = labor. what next?
posted by heather at 7:23 AM on July 2, 2001


'first we take manhattan,then we take Berlin'
posted by clavdivs at 7:29 AM on July 2, 2001


> what next?

KC and the Finnegan Shine Band?

Where I live, they spell Canada with a K.
posted by pracowity at 7:36 AM on July 2, 2001


> we've chosen ann murry's snowbird as this year's
> signature tune:

Mmmmm. Bet they didn't even consider this one .
posted by jfuller at 9:08 AM on July 2, 2001


KC and the Finnegan Shine Band?

i've always thought that my dad strongly ressembled mr. dressup.... better him than the polkaroo.
posted by heather at 9:16 AM on July 2, 2001


> yeah for canada! i'm about to don my beaver pelt, ice
> boots and mittens for the traditional dance around the
>igloo

I live in Ottawa (the national capital), actually, it's more like 'don your T-shirt an consume heroic quanities of beer.'

I woke up in my clothes this morning. Happy Canada Day!
posted by Leonard at 12:54 PM on July 2, 2001


Actually you're both wrong. Sort of. Because "Snowbird" was not written by Murray (or Murry) but instead by Prince Edward Islander Gene MacLellan. Not that it matters an awful lot or anything. Either way it's a great song.

I recommend the Ron Sexsmith version, highly. He does Gordon Lightfoot's Sundown too, another National Anthem.

Happy belated Canada Day all.
posted by bruyneel at 6:56 PM on July 2, 2001


Uncle Bobby, wherever you are, we salute you. [Is he still alive?]
posted by pracowity at 1:47 AM on July 3, 2001


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