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Single Maple Leaf (Roy Payne) videos
#700: YouTube video by NLTreasure ©2006
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I've seen a lot of sadness in the countries of this world,
I've seen the starving faces of a million boys and girls;
I've walked the war-torn countryside and the bloody battered streets,
Where young men fought and died because they wanted to be free.

And as I watch my children playing freely with their friends,
I thank God for this country, mister, that we're living in;
There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets,
I wouldn't take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.

When you think you've got troubles, you just listen to the news,
And I'm sure you'll realize, my friends, your troubles they are few;
Compared to those of others in the countries of this world,
We live in a paradise, a rare and priceless pearl.

Spoken:
Yes, friends, we've got so much to be thankful for, all across this land,
From the mighty Pacific Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland;
So tonight when your children pray down on their knees,
You ask them to ask God to bless Canada and forever keep her free.

Yes, as I watch my children playing freely with their friends,
I thank God for this country, mister, that we're living in;
There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets,
I wouldn't take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.
I wouldn't take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.

####.... Roy Payne ....####
Recorded by Roy Payne (I wouldn't Take A Million Dollars For A Single Maple Leaf, trk#1, 1980, Impact Music Productions, Mississauga, Ontario).

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The video below features a guitar performance by Sean Kenny of Port au Port East, NL.

Note by Sean Kenny:
The best Canadian tribute song ever written, IMO.


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#2152: YouTube video by drivermciver ©2012
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The video below features a variant recorded as I Wouldn't Take A Million Dollars For A Single Maple Leaf by Hal & Herb, the Newfie Trio (Every Newfie's Dream, trk#16, 2004, produced by Tom Morrissey, Hal Osmond, and Herb Nicholas, recorded at the Tudor House Pub, Victoria, British Columbia and at HB Studios, Victoria, British Columbia).

#700: YouTube video by G Malone ©2006
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