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Canadian Pride (Bob Porter) tabs, video
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Leavin' the island out in the Atlantic,
Travelin' westward, peace in my mind;
Crossin' the Gulf Stream into Nova Scotia,
Checkin' the country out, takin' my time.

Moved on to New Brunswick, caught up in old Moncton,
Rested in Charlottetown on old P.E.I.;
Leavin' the east coast and all of its beauty,
Not even a rich man ever could buy.

Here's to the country that I love and where I live,
I wouldn't trade it for all of your gold;
And you can cross the Rocky Mountains,
And the prairies to the seas,
You can show Canadian pride wherever you go.

Moved on to Quebec as the evening was fading,
Met up with some people who gave me a smile;
Spent the whole night there
warmin' up to the language,
The flag of this country they held it up high.

Welcome to Ontario. Well, that's what the sign said,
We're keepin' it lovely so you can enjoy;
Hitchin' a ride to a place called Toronto,
Lovin' this country each and every mile.

Here's to the country that I love and where I live,
I wouldn't trade it for all of your gold;
And you can cross the Rocky Mountains,
And the prairies to the seas,
You can show Canadian pride wherever you go.

Moved on to old Winnipeg out in Manitoba,
Took in the scenery on Portage and Main;
Then into Saskatchewan, the pride of the prairies,
Those friendly people treat you the same.

Out in Alberta the oil rigs are pumping,
Keepin' the country sliding in gold;
West Edmonton Mall there, titanic of playgrounds,
It's a real wonder, site to behold.

I tasted the salt air on the docks in Vancouver,
Continuous tugs move as ships come and leave;
A breeze from the ocean kept pressin' my body,
Movin' me northward, so I believe.

Here's to the country that I love and where I live,
I wouldn't trade it for all of your gold;
And you can cross the Rocky Mountains,
And the prairies to the seas,
You can show Canadian pride wherever you go.

From downtown in Whitehorse, up in the Yukon,
The glistening snowcaps go as far as you see;
The rock they call Yellowknife
and north to Great Slave Lake,
Proudly stands up for N.W.T.

I've traveled this country one end to the other,
Met lots of people with passion to give;
The law of this land and the right to your freedom,
Is easy to see from right here where I live.

Here's to the country that I love and where I live,
I wouldn't trade it for all of your gold;
And you can cross the Rocky Mountains,
And the prairies to the seas,
You can show Canadian pride wherever you go.

Here's to the country that I love and where I live,
I wouldn't trade it for all of your gold;
And you can cross the Rocky Mountains,
And the prairies to the seas,
You can show Canadian pride wherever you go.

####.... Bob Porter. Performance rights administered by SOCAN. All rights reserved ....####
Recorded by Talk Of The Rock (Wave The Flag, trk#2, 1997, produced by Dennis Sheehan and Bob Porter and recorded at Cramer Bros Studios, Edmonton, Alberta).

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Notes from Photos Canada:
Portage and Main - In 1862, Henry McKinney opened a dry goods store at the junction of two fur trading trails north of the original settlement at The Forks; one following the Assiniboine River to the western plains, the other the Red River to Hudson Bay. Soon, other merchants followed and today this corner is known as Portage and Main, the most famous (and supposedly windiest) intersection in Canada. It is the heart of Winnipeg's business district, with office towers on all four corners. Recently one of those towers owned by the James A. Richardson grain company installed a Leo Mol sculpture to celebrate the intersection. To all Winnipeg residents this is the main intersection in the city. Also found here is Portage Place - the largest mall in Winnipeg with over 150 shops, theatres and restaurants.
~ Copyright ©2003 Bill McComish.


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(Capo 4th Fret)

Intro: [E] [A] [E] [B] [E] [A] [B] [A] [E]

Leavin' the island, out in the At- [A] lantic,
Travelin' [E] westward, peace in my [B] mind; [B7]
Crossin' the [E] Gulf Stream into Nova [A] Scotia,
Checkin' the [E] country out, [B] takin' my [E] time.

Moved on to New Brunswick, caught up in old [A] Moncton,
Rested in [E] Charlottetown on old P.E. [B] I.; [B7]
Leavin' the [E] east coast and all of its [A] beauty,
Not even a [E] rich man [B] ever could [E] buy.

Chorus:
Here's to the country, that I [A] love and where I live,
I wouldn't [E] trade it, for all of your [B] gold; [B7]
And you can [E] cross the Rocky Mountains
And the [A] prairies to the seas,
You can [E] show Canadian [B] pride where ever you [E] go.

Moved on to Quebec as the evening was [A] fading,
Met up with some [E] people who gave me a [B] smile; [B7]
Spent the whole [E] night there warmin' up to the [A] language,
The flag of this [E] country [B] they held it up [E] high.

Welcome to Ontario. Well, that's what the [A] sign said,
We're keepin' it [E] lovely so you can en- [B] joy; [B7]
Hichin' a [E] ride to a place called Tor- [A] onto,
Lovin' this [E] country [B] each and every [E] mile.

Chorus:
Here's to the country that I [A] love and where I live,
I wouldn't [E] trade it for all of your [B] gold; [B7]
And you can [E] cross the Rocky Mountains
And the [A] prairies to the seas,
You can [E] show Canadian [B] pride where ever you [E] go.

Moved on to old Winnipeg out in Mani- [A] toba,
Took in the [E] scenery on Portage and [B] Main; [B7]
Then into Sas- [E] katchewan, the pride of the [A] prairies,
Those friendly [E] people [B] treat you the [E] same.

Out in Alberta the oil rigs are [A] pumping,
Keepin' the [E] country sliding in [B] gold; [B7]
West Edmonton [E] mall there, titanic of [A] playgrounds,
It's a real [E] wonder, [B] site to be- [E] hold.

I tasted the salt air on the docks in Van- [A] couver,
Continuous [E] tugs move as ships come and [B] leave; [B7]
A breeze from the [E] ocean, kept pressin' my [A] body,
Movin' me [E] northward, [B] so I be- [E] lieve.

Chorus:
Here's to the country that I [A] love and where I live,
I wouldn't [E] trade it for all of your [B] gold; [B7]
And you can [E] cross the Rocky Mountains
And the [A] prairies to the seas,
You can [E] show Canadian [B] pride where ever you [E] go.

From downtown in Whitehorse, up in the [A] Yukon,
The glistening [E] snowcaps go as far as you [B] see; [B7]
The rock they call [E] Yellowknife and North to Great [A] Slave Lake,
Proudly stands [E] up for, [B] N.W. [E] T.

I've traveled this country, one end to the [A] other,
Met lots of [E] people with passion to [B] give; [B7]
The law of this [E] land and the right to your [A] freedom,
Is easy to [E] see from [B] right here where I [E] live.

Chorus:
Here's to the country that I [A] love and where I live,
I wouldn't [E] trade it for all of your [B] gold; [B7]
And you can [E] cross the Rocky Mountains
And the [A] prairies to the seas,
You can [E] show Canadian [B] pride where ever you [E] go.

Chorus:
Here's to the country that I [A] love and where I live,
I wouldn't [E] trade it for all of your [B] gold; [B7]
And you can [E] cross the Rocky Mountains
And the [A] prairies to the seas,
You can [E] show Canadian [B] pride where ever you [E] go.

~ Chords contributed by Bob Dumais ~


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