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Happy Canada Day!

Dave and Chris Hadfield have recorded the song “In Canada”!

It’s a Canada Day “Bonne Fete” present from the Hadfield family!

The Canada Song

©2012 by Dave Hadfield

(up 4 to B, finger in G) 90bpm

Canada… what’s with Canada…         G C

We got great big cities but a lot of trees and rocks         G C
And yes the winter’s cold here – wear two pairs of socks         G C
There’s half the world’s fresh water, to paddle your canoe         G C
Camp along the shoreline, it’s what we like to do.         G C
In Canada…         [each time]

Livin in
Float my boat in
Bait my hook in

We tend to do things different, we each have our routine
Some of us eat kubassa, some of us, poutine
But we have traditions, that help us stick together
Our milk comes in a bag, mosquitos eat at leisure.
Playing in a snowsuit, true north strong and free         Em Bm
Hockey Night on Saturday, there on CBC,         Am D

Center ice in
He shoots he scores in
A player in

We pronounce the letter R like we’re pirates on a ship
We’ll drive two thousand miles, on a summer camping trip.
We wear Sorels in winter, while plugging in the car
We eat the holes from donuts, we love Nanaimo bars.
And we do possess a word that lubricates our speech:
…“It’s pretty good, eh” …
and it’s always within reach,

How’s it goin in
Out and about in
Drop your G in


I’ve slept out in the forest, scared I heard a bear.         C D
I’ve climbed a Rocky Mountain, just because it’s there,         C D
Crossed the great St Lawrence, said merci beaucoup,         C D
Pardon me; I’m sorry; excuse me; after you,         Am[walk up] D

Politely in
Line-up here in
You don’t butt in, in Canada

Every city empties on the 24th of May.
If we say “Not bad!”, we’re better than OK,
There’s workman’s comp and pogie, for when we’re shown the door.
There’s Canadian Tire money, in at least one kitchen drawer
And we have a golden rule that runs between these shores:
You stay out of my face, I’ll stay out of yours…

I Get along in
Kissed the cod in
The Friendly Giant’s in

Oh………. Canada…         [end]


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