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These are the anthems of Canada, Quebec, Labrador and that of the UK as Canda is in the Commonwealth and it is therefore one of OUR anthems as well... so sing LOUD and PROUD!

      O, Canada


      the full version of the national anthem

      O Canada!
      Our Home and native land.
      True patriot love,
      In all thy sons comand.
      With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
      The True North strong and free.
      From far and wide,
      O Canada,
      We stand on guard for thee.
      God keep our land
      Glorious and free,
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee (repeat)

      O Canada!
      Where pines and maples grow,
      Great prairies spread
      And lordly rivers flow.
      How dear to us thy broad domain,
      From East to Western sea.
      Thou land of hope for all who toil,
      thou True North strong and free.
      God keep our land,
      Glorious and free,
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee (repeat)

      O Canada!
      Beneath thy shining skies
      May stalward sons,
      And gentle maidens rise.
      To keep thee steadfast through the years,
      From Earst to Western sea,
      Our own beloved native land!
      Our True North strong and free!
      God keep our land,
      Glorious and free,
      O Canada, we stand on guard for thee (repeat)Â


      God Save the Queen


      The United Kingdom's national anthem

      God save our gracious Queen,
      Long live our noble Queen,
      God save the Queen!
      Send her victorious,
      Happy and glorious,
      Long to reign over us,
      God save the Queen!

      O Lord our God arise,
      Scatter our enemies,
      And make them fall!
      Confound their knavish tricks,
      Confuse their politics,
      On you our hopes we fix,
      Â God save us all!

      Not in this land alone,
      But be God's mercies known,
      From shore to shore!
      Lord make the nations see,
      That men should brothers be,
      And form one family,
      The wide world ov'er.

      From every latent foe,
      From the assasins blow,
      God save the Queen!
      O'er her thine arm extend,
      For Britain's sake defend,
      Our mother, prince, and friend,
      God save the Queen!

      Thy choicest gifts in store,
      On her be pleased to pour,
      Long may she reign!
      May she defend our laws,
      And ever give us cause,
      To sing with heart and voice,
      God save the Queen!

      Â

      The Maple Leaf Forever


      The unofficial anthem of Canada

      In Days of yore,
      From Britain's shore
      Wolfe the dauntless hero came
      And planted firm Britannia's flag
      On Canada's fair domain.
      Here may it wave,
      Our boast, our pride
      And joined in love together,
      The thistle, shamrock, rose entwined,
      The Maple Leaf Forever.

      [CHORUS]
      The Maple Leaf
      Our Emblem Dear,
      The Maple Leaf Forever.
      God save our Queen and heaven bless,
      The Maple Leaf Forever.

      At Queenston Heights and Lundy's Lane
      Our brave fathers side by side
      For freedom's home and loved ones dear,
      Firmly stood and nobly died.
      And so their rights which they maintained, We swear to yeild them never.
      Our watchword ever more shall be
      The Maple Leaf Forever

      [CHORUS]

      Our fair Dominion now extends
      From Cape Race to Nootka Sound
      May peace forever be our lot
      And plenty a store abound
      And may those ties of love be ours
      Which discord cannot sever
      And flourish green for freedom's home
      The Maple Leaf Forever

      [CHORUS]Â

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      Gens du Pays

      Quebec's unofficial anthem

      Le temps que l'on prend pour se dire: je t'aime
      C'est le seul qui reste au bout de nos jours
      Les voeux que l'on fait les fleurs que l'on seme
      Chacun les récolte en soi-même
      Aux beaux jardin du temps qui court

      Gens du pays c'est votre tour
      De vous laisser parler d'amour
      Gens du pays c'est votre tour
      De vous laisser parler d'amour

      Le temps de s'aimer, le jour de le dire
      Fond comme la neige aux doigts du printemps
      Fêtons de nos joies, fêtons de nos rires
      Ces yeux ou nos regards se mirent
      C'est demain que j'avais vingt ans

      Gens du pays...

      Le ruisseau des jours aujourd'hui s'arrête
      Et forme un étang ou chacun peut voir
      Comme en un miroir l'amour qu'il reflète
      Pour ces coeurs a qui je souhaite
      Le temps de vivre leurs espoirs

      Gens du pays...Â

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      Ode to Labrador

      Unofficial anthem of Labrador. The lyrics were written by Dr. Harry L. Paddon 1927 and traditionally played to O Tannebaum, but several alternatives have been played.

      Dear land of mountains, woods and snow,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      God's noble gift to us below,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      Thy proud resources waiting still,
      Their splendid task will soon fulfill,
      Obedient to thy Maker's will,
      Labrador, our Labrador

      Thy stately forests soon shall ring,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      Responsive to the woodsman's swing,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      And mighty floods that long remained,
      Their raging fury unrestrained,
      Shall serve the purpose God ordained,
      Labrador, our Labrador.

      We love to climb thy mountains steep,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      And paddle on thy waters deep,
      Labrador, our Labrador.
      Our snowshoes scar thy trackless plains,
      We seek no city streets nor lanes,
      We are thy sons while life remains,
      Labrador, our Labrador.


Published on: 2004-08-05 (12272 reads)

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