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hmmmm, no. but it always kind of chokes me up. "we stand on guard for thee"? come on! maybe like "don't cry for me argentina," come to think of it. but only a little.
No, no. It's too slow and too long. The best part of it is "Oh Canada!" which fills the singer with great expectations, but it's all down hill from there. It dribbles off--bluh bluh bluh duh.And I'm crazy about all things Canadian.
No! Next to the American national anthem, "O Canada" is the most beautiful. I love it!(Of course, I love all things Broadway, so you may be on to something.)
Why must the play the ENTIRE national anthem every single time? Bah. Plus we totally stole their national anthem for that other patriotic song....what's it called again?
Hard to say, Ann. I've heard Broadway Musicals that didn't deserve to be titled as a Broadway Musical. I do very much like the red maple leaf. And I grew up crossing the boarder. It's gorgeous up there.I did enjoy the rocous Canadian Crowd while watching curling. Yesterday was a sick day.
I love the beginning of the song, and I agree that it wanders off in an odd way. But what I really love about that anthem and about Canada itself, for that matter, is that there is no word of war, no rockets' red glare, no bombs. Just forests and beautiful landscapes.
It sounds like the song 'Anthem' from the musical Chess.
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