“This Canada” by Geoff Brookes.

 

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This Canada

© Geoff Brookes  June 27, 2017

Verses:

They left behind their parents.

They left their family homes.

Some left with all their loved ones,

And some left all alone.

 

They crossed the mighty oceans

To land upon these shores;

To make a new life, strange but free,

A new life in the North.

 

They settled near the rivers.

They gathered from the plains.

They battled for their nationhood,

Their people and their name.

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CHORUS:

We show our love throughout this land,

As proud as we can be

To celebrate this Canada,

The true north strong and free.

 

Verses:

We journeyed through the mountains;

From sea, to sea, to sea.

We learned the beauty of the wild;

How nature sets us free.

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We joined with one another.

We learned that we are one,

United by our history,

By freedoms we have won.

 

(Final verse, a Capella):

 

So let us take a moment

To marvel at this day,

Learning still what we must do

To make this freedom stay.

 

CHORUS (repeat):

We show our love throughout this land,

As proud as we can be

To celebrate this Canada,

The true north strong and free.

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3,850 WINNIPEGGERS FORM 5th ANNUAL CANADA DAY LIVING FLAG Downtown Winnipeg – 3,850 Winnipeggers showed all of Canada how much they truly love their city and downtown, as they dressed in red and white t-shirts and patriotic attire to assemble into one of Canada’s largest living flags at Shaw Park this morning. DanHarperPhoto.com/Downtown Winnipeg BIZ

 

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