Monday 26 June 2017

A Sesquicentennial: CANADA DAY 2017

REPRISE: post #77 from July 2015 revisited, with improved chord-charts and a few new illustrations. Be sure to scroll down to see the powerpoint-type presentation, especially if you are interested in singing these verses with string accompaniment. Two new final verses (#15 and 16) have been written to help celebrate the Sesquicentennial.

1. INTRO: Confederation
2. British Columbia
3. Alberta
4. Saskatchewan
5. Manitoba
6. Ontario
7. Quebec
8. New Brunswick
9.  Nova Scotia
10. Prince Edward Island
11. Newfoundland
12. Nunavut
13. Northwest Territories (NWT)
14. The Yukon
15. Canadian Diaspora: Expat on Nantucket
16. Sesquicentennial



(to the tune of "The Limerick Song")

 To make the limericks look more like singable verse, lines 3 and 4 of the traditional 5-line format are compressed so that a four-line stanza with an internal rhyme in the third line results. 
Original lyrics by G.C. are noted here:

2. New to British Columbia? Rain
Won't extinguish the anguish and strain.
Frequent downpours and drizzle cause incentive to fizzle.
Cherish sunny climes? Get on a plane.

8. For your ode to the spell of New Brunswick
It bodes well that you threw in some puns, Rick;
For the Tidal Bore run daily spews through Moncton,
And the fine view of Fredricton stuns, Rick.

10. Those who cross to petite P.E. Island
Would concur there's no way it's a dry land;
Its calm temperate seas host some great seafood sprees:
Sunday church-dinner, lobster and pie land. 

14. Kim Jong Un, please don't dare drop a nuke on
That magical place called 'The Yukon'.
Visit soon, bring kimchee; our soil's rocky, you'll see,
And so cold that you can't grow a cuke on. 

15. Nan, an expat Canuck on Nantucket
In that land, with man Stan, had got stuck,"It 
Upsets me - bland beer - can't stand what they swill here.
Stan will head back up North, or I'll chuck it."

16. We're approaching our sesquicentennial
Each year, eh? we've a party perennial.
This year's crowds, coast to coast, John A's vision will toast;
Count on thirty mill. celebrants, many will.

John A. MacDonald - first Prime Minister of Canada

 (Click on any chord-chart slide to move to 'song-presentation mode'; then navigate through thumbnails at bottom of page.)

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