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Happy Canada Day..

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by JR, Jun 30, 2006.

  1. JR

    JR Active Member

    to all my fellow Canucks.

    I know it's tomorrow but we can all get an early start.

    In honour of Sir John A, we can best celebrate our country's birthday by drinking heavily. :)

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  2. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    Mmm. Drinking Candian beer on Canada Day. It is certainly on my To Do List.
     
  3. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    And three days later is America Day.

    Mmmmm.... goat piss!

    (except for microbrews)
     
  4. JR

    JR Active Member

    I guess this means that Double J can take Canada Day AND the Fourth off.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Hell, the rest of us are.
     
  6. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    "So over the mountains and over the plains
    Into the muskeg and into the rain
    Up the St. Lawrence all the way to Gaspe
    Swingin our hammers and drawin our pay
    Drivin' 'em in and tyin' 'em down
    Away to the bunkhouse and into the town
    A dollar a day and a place for my head
    A drink to the livin' and a toast to the dead"


    Have a happy July 1.
     
  7. HC

    HC Well-Known Member

    And now, courtesy of Oscar Brand, our Canada Day Sing Along!

    EVERYBODY!!!!

    NB:  It has been noted that the Grand Banks of Newfoundland would be difficult to walk on as they're underwater but since Mr. Brand was from Winnipeg, we give him a pass.

    I have walked on the sand of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland
    Laxed on the ridge of the Miramichi
    Seen the waves tear and roar on the stone coast of Labrador
    Watched them roll back to the Great Northern Sea
    Chorus:

    From the Vancouver Island to the Alberta Highland
    'Cross the Prairies, the lakes to Ontario's towers
    From the sound of Mount Royal's chimes, up to the Maritimes
    Something to sing about, this land of ours
    I have welcomed the dawn from the fields of Saskatchewan
    Followed the sun to the Vancouver shore
    Watched it climb shiny new up the snow peaks of Caribou
    Up to the clouds where the wild Rockies soar

    I have heard the wild wind sing the places that I have been
    Bay Bull and Red Deer and Strait of Bells Isle
    Names like Grand Mere and Silverthorne
    Trails of the pioneer, named with a smile

    I have wandered my way to the wild wood of Hudson Bay
    Treated my toes to Quebec's morning dew
    Where the sweet summer breeze kissed the leaves of the maple trees
    Sharing this song that I'm sharing with you

    Yes there's something to sing about, tune up a string about
    Call out in chorus or quietly hum
    Of a land that is still young, with a ballad that's still unsung
    Telling the promise of great things to come
     
  8. Flash

    Flash Guest

    They shot a movie once in my home town
    Every body was in it from miles around
    Out at the speedway some kinda Elvis thing
    Well I ain't no movie star but I can get behind anything

    Get it out get it all out
    Yeah stretch that thing
    Make it last make it all last
    At least until the supper bell rings
    Well the taxi driver like his rhythm never like the stops
    Throes of passion throes of passion
    When something just threw him off

    Sometimes the faster it gets
    The less you need to know
    But you gotta remember
    The smarter it gets the further it's going to go
    When you blow at high dough
    When you blow at high dough

    Whoa baby I feel fine
    I'm pretty sure it's genuine
    It makes no sense how it makes no sense
    But I'll take it free any time
    Whoever fits her usually gets her
    It was the strangest thing
    How she moved so fast , moved so fast
    Into that wedding ring

    [CHORUS]

    Out at the speedway, same Elvis thing
    Well I can't catch her , but I can get behind anything
    Well I can get behind anything

    [CHORUS]

    Out at the speedway, same Elvis thing



    HAPPY CANADA DAY!!

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    Am off for ball, camping, beer and friends for the weekend. Don't miss me too much.
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    My all-time fave song by any Canuck artist: Wheat Kings by the Tragically Hip

    Sundown in the Paris of the prairies
    Wheat Kings have all their treasures barried
    All you hear are the rusty breezes
    Pushing around the weather vane Jesus

    In a zippo lighter you see the killer's face
    Maybe it's someone standing in the killers place
    Twenty Years for nothing well that nothing new
    Besides no one is interested in something you didn't do
    Wheat Kings and pretty things,
    Lets just see what the morning brings

    There's a dream he dreams where the high school is dead and stark
    It's a museum and we're all locked up and after dark up in it and after dark
    Where the walls are lined all yellow gray and sinister
    Hung with pictures of our parents prime ministers
    Wheat Kings and pretty things,
    Lets just see what the tomorrow brings

    Late breaking story on the CBC,
    A nation whispers "we always know he'd go free"
    They add "you can't be fond of living in the past,
    Cause if you are then there is no way you are going to last"
    Wheat Kings and pretty things,
    Lets just see what the morning brings
    Wheat Kings and pretty things,
    Thats what tomorrow brings

    In a semi-related story, Canuck music icon Gordon Lightfoot got a pretty good ovation from those gathered at last night's Jays-Nats game when his face was flashed up on the big screen. He's looking pretty good...
     
  10. My favorite Canadian song is ANYTHING NOT BY LEONARD COHEN.
    Thank you.
    Happy day to our own Great White Northers, as well as Neil and Joni and Gordon and Garth and Robbie.
     
  11. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    And Michael J.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    It might be July, but you can't have Canada Day without this -- followed by some bagpipes...

    The Hockey Song Lyrics



    Hello out there, were on the air
    it's hockey night tonight!
    tension grows,
    as the whistle blows,
    and the puck goes down the ice.
    The goalie jumps,
    and the players bump,
    and the fans all go insane.
    Someone roars:
    "Bobby Scores!"
    At the good old hockey game!

    (chorus)
    Oh!
    The good old hockey game!
    it's the best game you can name!
    And the best game you can name,
    is the good old hockey game!

    Second Period.
    players dash,
    with skates a-flash,
    the home team trails behind.
    But they grab the puck,
    and go bursting up,
    and they're down across the line.
    They storm the crease,
    like bumblebees,
    they travel like a burning flame.
    see them slide the puck inside,
    it's a one one hockey game!

    (chorus)
    Oh!
    The good old hockey game!
    It's the best game you can name!
    And the best game you can name,
    is the good old hockey game!

    Third Period.
    Last game in the play-offs too.
    Oh take me where, the hockey players,
    face off down the rink,
    And the Stanley Cup,
    is all filled up,
    for the champs who win the drink!
    Now the final flick,
    of a hockey stick,
    and a one gigantic scream:
    "THE PUCK IS IN! THE HOME TEAM WINS!"
    At the good old hockey game

    (chorus- repeat 3 times)
    OH!
    The good old hockey game!
    It's the best game you can name!
    And the best game you can name,
    is the good old hockey game!
     
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