canada day songs

Land of the Silver Birch / My Paddle's Keen and Bright

With Canada’s 150th birthday less than a week away, as a proud Canadian I have chosen a combination song that is an adaptation of a very famous poem by E. Pauline Johnson, (E. was for Emily) called “The Song My Paddle Sings”.  Ms. Johnson was a famous poet, artist, writer and performer (1862-1913), in fact she was one of North America’s most notable entertainers of the late 1800’s. 

Pauline Johnson was born on the Six Nations Reserve near the Grand River at Chiefswood, just southeast of Brantford, Ontario. Her father was of Mohawk...