(One little, two little, three Canadians)
As we launch fearlessly if not quite tirelessly into the last 100 national treasures, it seemed appropriate to look at something from 1967, when Canada turned 100.
We love thee
(Now we are twenty million)
Gosh. Just twenty million. Really?
(Four little five little six little provinces)
You can’t have been alive in Canada then and not remember Bobby Gimby‘s song.
Proud and free
(Now we are ten and the Territories sea to sea)
Bilingual, catchy, irritatingly upbeat with those children’s voices – what more could you want?
It’s the 100th anniversary of Confederation
Ev’rybody sing together . . .
And so on.
I wonder how many songs will be written for the sesquicentennial.
It’s the hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Confederation . . .
I think I’ll leave this task to someone who might be remotely qualified for it.
Meanwhile, enjoy the song, the photos and the nostalgia.