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Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'

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THIS LAND AIN'T YOUR LAND
THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND
THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND


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Jacob B 15 Jun 00 - 03:16 PM
Clinton Hammond2 15 Jun 00 - 04:08 PM
Mrrzy 15 Jun 00 - 09:52 PM
GUEST,Bill H 16 Jun 00 - 08:47 PM
Rick Fielding 16 Jun 00 - 09:04 PM
Metchosin 16 Jun 00 - 09:35 PM
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George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 25 Sep 00 - 12:08 AM
GUEST,skarpi at work. 25 Sep 00 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,John Leeder 25 Sep 00 - 11:37 AM
George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 09 Mar 03 - 12:03 AM
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Subject: ADD: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land' ^^^
From: Jacob B
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 03:16 PM

This Land Is Your Land
Supercanadian version

As recorded by The Brothers In Law
on their recording "Expose 67"

First came the Norsemen
All Scandinavian
Extremely coarse men
Mostly unshavian
They wandered inland
And called it Vinland
This land, that's made for you and me

This land is your land
This land is my land
This far from Norway
We just won't try land
Your average Viking
Has no great liking
For this land, that's made for you and me

The early French had
Extreme persistence
Despite the Indians'
Combined resistance
With righteous feeling
They started stealing
This land, that's made for you and me

This land is your land
This land is my land
This voyageur and
Fleur de lis land
So populated
And separated
This land, that's made for you and me

Then came the English
And assorted henchmen
Who started fighting
With all those Frenchmen
Through all that bother
They told each other, "I say!
"This land is made for you and me."

This land is your land
This land is my land
This Rule Brittania
Steak and kidney pie land
This land of Tory
Of hope and glory
This land, that's made for you and me

As French and English
Were busy fighting
U.S. investors
Were quietly buying
We didn't spot it
Until they'd bought it
This land, that's made for you and me

(slowly)
This land ain't your land
This land ain't my land
This All-Canadian
Pie in the sky land
Though we bemoan it
We still don't own it
This land, that's made for you and me

(spoken, in a Texas drawl)
Attention, you all. This land belongs to me and Lady Bird.

^^^ (click here)


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: Clinton Hammond2
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 04:08 PM

LOL!!!!!!!

I've GOTTA start doing this one!!!!!!!!

Too funny

{~`


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: Mrrzy
Date: 15 Jun 00 - 09:52 PM

This is GREAT - now I see why you needed your own version!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: GUEST,Bill H
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 08:47 PM

You might check out Oscar Brand's paen to Canada in his rephrasing of This Land Is Your Land. He used it a lot on his WNYC Folk show in NYC.

Bill H


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 09:04 PM

The "Brothers in Law" were a group of folk-singing-satirizing Cops in the 60s. They had some fun material, but seem to be completely forgotten now. Thanks for that Jacob.

Rick


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: Metchosin
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 09:35 PM

There not completely forgotten Rick, I can still sing some of Put All Your Faith in the Pill.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: Metchosin
Date: 16 Jun 00 - 09:38 PM

especially the lines
"you can take your saran wrap
back into the kitchen
and use it for cooking instead."


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Subject: ADD: This Land (Canada) ^^
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 12:08 AM

I can't post to the thread asking for the Canadian version of This Land
This Land
Chorus
This land is your land, this land is my land
From Bonavista to Vancouver Island
From the Arctic Circle to the Great Lake waters
This land was made for you and me

As I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
I saw below me in the golden valley
This land was made for you and me

I followed your low hills and followed your cliff rims
O'er sparkling sands of her diamond deserts
And all around me a voice kept saying
This land was made for you and me

When the sun was shining and I was strolling
Through wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
I could feel inside me and see around me
This land was made for you and me

^^


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: GUEST,skarpi at work.
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 08:29 AM

Hmmmmmm, First came the " Norseman " . They came from Iceland....... right. Norseman Yeh right, just a grin.

We have been fighting this for a long time, that is the Norsemen and Icelanders.

The song This land is your land is a great song, I heard it first with a band called McGinty from Novia Scotia Halifax.

I might use it ?, All the best skarpi Iceland.


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Subject: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land
From: GUEST,John Leeder
Date: 25 Sep 00 - 11:37 AM

Su-Chong Lim (songwriter in Calgary) added a verse about the Chinese. I can't vouch for exact wording, and I may be missing a couple of lines, but it goes something like this:
To build the railway, those CP stoolies
Imported thousands of cheapie coolies;
But the buggers stayed here, now they've got it made here,
In this land that's made for you and me.

This land is your land, this land is my land,
This [missing words] lands;
We may talk funny, but we've got all your money,
In this land that's made for you and me.
Non-Chinese might find it difficult to pull off without running foul of PC, but when Su-Chong does it, it's hilarious.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Lan
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 12:03 AM

John Leeder, or anyone else. Can you come up with the missing words?


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: Mark Cohen
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 02:26 AM

In 1964, on a trip with my family, we went to the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto (thread creep invitation warning: does that still exist?) I remember a musical group did a version of This Land. All I remember is the chorus (well, it was 40 years ago...):

This land is your land, this land is my land
From Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island
From the Yukon forests to the Hudson Bay waters
This land was made for you and me

Not very imaginative, but I can vouch for the fact that it did exist.

Aloha,
Mark


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: Jon Bartlett
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 04:39 AM

I put this in DT in 1996 under the title "This Land Ain't Your Land". I'd like to see the Su-Chong complete lyrics, tho.

Jon Bartlett


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: Blackcatter
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 03:27 PM

Hey Skarpi,

How about an Icelandic version of This Land?

Blackcatter (fan of Iceland)


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: Peter T.
Date: 09 Mar 03 - 04:24 PM

The CNE still exists. Just. yours, Peter T.


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 03 - 08:21 PM

I should like to correct a couple of words of the song "This Land Ain't Your Land" made famous by the Brothers in Law...........I remember it well....   Instead of " While French and English were busy fighting..........." The correct words should be: "While French and English were busy vying.............."......... which rhymes with Us Investors were quitely "buying".
Now, if I could find a copy of the record I would be most happy.....regards, Don F. ALdridge


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: GUEST,Bruce in Ottawa
Date: 01 Jul 10 - 04:09 PM

Mentioned earlier is the song "Put all your faith in the pill"
I used to go to the Captain's Cabin on Sapring Garden Rd Hfx back in the early 60's and the house band used that in their set.
The lyrics have stuck in my mind all these years, but I can't remember the name of the band and I never did know anything about them.I have questioned everyone I know and no one has been able to help me.
Anyone from that era know them?


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: GUEST,cliffhuber
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 12:50 AM

I recall the song "Put all your faith in the pill", had been sung by the Windsor Firemen in the early 60s..probably on a recording...made regional if not provincial popularity.
In February of 1966, Noah and the Aardvarks sang a version of this in the Lakehead University theatre.


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Subject: ADD: Put All Your Faith in the Pill
From: GUEST,999
Date: 10 Oct 11 - 12:56 AM

PUT ALL YOUR FAITH IN THE PILL

The world population explosion
Is making you feel rather ill
The doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill

So put all your faith in the pill
Put all your faith in the pill
The Doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill

The pill is a birth control method
It's the best one developed to date
You get somebody's daughter
To take one in water
There's no mess and no time to wait.

So put all your faith in the pill
Put all your faith in the pill
The Doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill

It's been proven and tried by the Russians
The Chinese now make them at home
And it may not be true,
But word has leaked through
They are now being tested in Rome. (oh oh)

So put all your faith in the pill
Put all your faith in the pill
The Doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill

So throw out your old fashioned methods
As you joyfully leap into bed
You can take your saran wrap
Back into the kitchen
And use it for cooking instead

So put all your faith in the pill
Put all your faith in the pill
The Doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill

So here's to the boys in the back room
The chemists whose faith will not die
For they're working there still.
On a birth control pill
That's fifty percent Spanish Fly!

So put all your faith in the pill -- Mom!
Put all your faith in the pill -- Dad!
The Doctors have said
You can hop into bed
And put all your faith in the pill -- tonight!


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: Brother-in-Law
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 11:09 AM

Well Hi There - Brothers-in-Law fans (esp Clinton Hammond in Windsor, Ont - I'm Alec...) And bless you Supercanadian for entering the CORRECT lyrics to my 1966 song, recorded for Exposé '67. The title is actually THIS LAND IS WHOSE LAND? for obvious reasons. What happened is: Guthrie wrote his song in the '30's using the refrain from a Hymn - My Redeemer by James McGranahan, (1880's and so Public Domain) as the melody for his song. IT IS A BLOODY GOOD SONG for Americans, eh? But some Canadian or other changed all the US place-names and substituted Canadian ones and called it This L is Y L - Canadian Version. I viewed this as being like General Motors (Canada) Limited. It was recorded by Toronto group The Travellers, all nice guys, we did a gig with them once to support Ceasar Chavez in Tranna; but nevertheless, not a REAL Canuck song, I thought.
So I wrote my version, we recorded it as the lead song on Exposé '67 and it went out to the stores. Next thing, mighty Chapell Music of New York took Arc Records to court in Ottawa and the Judge ordered it pulled. 3000 got out, if you have one, hang on... We pointed out Guthrie's use of the hymn, no good. Possibly it was the words which the Judge thought smelled of plagiarism, maybe Chappell had a higher-priced lawyer; if so why didn't Chappell have a go over The Travellers version? Probably because my version poked fun at their Mighty Land, eh?
It was one of the best songs I ever wrote - sing the damn thing and to hell with the establishment,won't you?
Sad part of this, is that while this was going on Woody Guthrie was lying terminally ill - a dreadful thing, from which he passed away. I have always thought that if I could have talked with him, none of it would have happened.
But that's the way the ball bounced. Thanks for your support and check out Alec Somerville(me) on YouTube - you'll find it and other stuff there pout on by someone I don't know...
And Put All Your Faith in The Pill...


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: meself
Date: 27 Jul 12 - 01:11 PM

Alec, thanks for showing up and chiming in! It's a terrific song - I don't believe I've heard it, although I do have a BIL album hidden away somewhere wherever it is all my vinyl is hidden away. Anyway - I'm going to start doing it.

I like this: "This L is Y L - Canadian Version. I viewed this as being like General Motors (Canada) Limited" - I thought I was the only Cdn who felt that way ....

If you feel like it, I'd be interested to know more about the BIL - although I grew up in Windsor, I don't think I ever heard of you guys until after I left (sorry!) - and even then, I never heard very much (sorry again). But I think when it came to music, Windsor never really celebrated its own - don't know if it's any different now. And maybe that's not your impression ...


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Subject: RE: Add: Supercanadian 'This Land is Your Land'
From: meself
Date: 28 Jul 12 - 04:10 PM

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