Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wonderful Wednesday - The Travellers - Something To Sing About 1963

This song by written by Oscar Brand is every inch Canadian.  Listen to this early version by the Travellers.  It has Brand's first set of words.  Did you catch the geographical mistake?

This version by the Arion Male Voice Choir has the corrected version.  Did you pick it out?  I remember teaching this song and it took us a while to figure out that what we were singing was incorrect.  As a matter of fact, I didn't spot it until I purchased a Readers' Digest Canadian Songbook and it had the story of why Oscar Brand had to change the words.  Listen carefully.

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