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Thread #59418   Message #1263049
Posted By: Rapparee
02-Sep-04 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
This is it.

According to RG's index terms in the DT we owe this anthem, as we owe so much, to Our Neighbors To The North (i.e., Canada). Yes, Canada, the land of the beaver and the loon, of Gordon Lightfoot and William Shatner, of MacKenzie and Franklin, of Ian Tyson and Bruce McDonald, of Stan and Garnett Rogers. Canada, eelbucket to the world, the land of which Tom Makem wrote:


The sun it comes up on the green fields of Newfoundland
On Vancouver Island, he sheds his last ray
The great Arctic Circle reflects back his glory
The wheat-laden plains grow more golden each day


This is my own land so fertile and beautiful
Majestic her mountains, her rivers run free
Priviledged the children, who call her their homeland
Canada, my own land for ever you'll be

Proud are the people who travel your highways
The farmer, the teacher, the factory hand
The merchant, the miner, the doctor, the fisherman
Proud to belong to this beautiful land


Famed is your power and famed is your gentleness
Your bounty is endless from sea to shining sea
Your arms ever open to help those less fortunate
A bright light of freedom to those who would be free


And so I propose this Canadian song as the alma mater, so to speak, of MOAB. I asked, and Canada doesn't mind at all if we use it.


Please don't burn our shit-house down,
Mother has promised to pay.
Father's away on the ocean wave
And sister's in the family way.

Brother dear has gonorrhea
And times is fucking hard;
So please don't burn our shit-house down
Or we'll all have to shit in the yard.