Social Studies 8
Canada in Song
Review the following lyrics from Chris Hadfield’s song ‘In Canada’
The Canada Song
©2012 by Dave Hadfield
Canada… what’s with Canada…
We got great big cities but a lot of trees and rocks
And yes the winter’s cold here – wear two pairs of socks
There’s half the world’s fresh water, to paddle your canoe
Camp along the shoreline, it’s what we like to do.
In Canada… [each time]
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.
I’ve climbed a Rocky Mountain, just because it’s there,
Crossed the great St Lawrence, said merci beaucoup,
Pardon me; I’m sorry; excuse me; after you, Am[walk up]
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]
1. Collect a minimum of 20 images that you think go with this song
2. Go to the website www.animoto.com
3. Choose a theme
4. Upload the images to ANIMOTO www.animoto.com
5. Change the song to ‘In Canada’