Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Maple Leaf Forever

At the closing ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, Michael Bublé sang a very jazzy version of The Maple Leaf Forever. The sedate version was Canada's unofficial anthem for many years.


When I lived in Toronto, I had a client who lived across the street from the actual tree that inspired the song. Richard and I revisited it a few years back and it's still standing!


As per my sister's request, here's the original...which my mother used to take great pride in ridiculing. She hated this song!
If I can find Michael Bublé's more current version, I'll post that too.

Found it! Click here. There are a few short ads before the almost 12 minute clip of the closing ceremony spot. A lot of fun to watch!

7 comments:

Marcia said...

Hey Ronna... how about an audio link to the song? Quick! Or else I'll have to start singing.........

xo yer Sis

Ronna said...

Done! Do you remember Mum making fun of this song?

Paula from Amen Corners said...

I love the song, lyrics but especially the melody. By the way, you do seem to have an appropriate picture of everything!

Marcia said...

Thanks Sis... now can you post the words with the little dancing ball over the top so I can follow along better? La la la la la.... the maple leaf forever.....

Francine from IL said...

I love it. It sounds like an Episcopalian hymn. Vive la Canada!

Jack D'Mestiere said...

It made me stand and weep...

Knatolee said...

I hate that song too, but the tree is REALLy cool! I played "The Maple Leaf Forever" one too many times in my Navy band days...

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