Song Lyric Sunday: 20th September.

Jim’s theme this week is Canadian Music.
Jim’s given us this background
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was started in 1978 and it has celebrated over 50 Canadian individuals and groups who have attained commercial success while having an artistic impact on the music scene at home and/or around the world.  Andy Kim, Barenaked Ladies, Sarah McLachlan, Alanis Morissette, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, k.d. lang, Shania Twain, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Rush, Leonard Cohen, The Band, The Guess Who, Gordon Lightfoot, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Paul Anka, Hank Snow, Guy Lombardo and many others have been inducted, so there is a lot of music here.  Did you know that Nickelback and Justin Bieber are both from Canada?  In 1999, Celine Dion was inducted into Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame.  Yes, there is such a thing as Canadian Music and the Great White North has spawned all types of music.  Canadians have good Health Care, the people are nice and well-adjusted, but it is cold up there even in the Summer.~

Interesting stuff.

After asking a friend before reading Jim’s post, I’ve gone for Anne Murray.

Morna Anne Murray (born June 20, 1945) is a Canadian singer. Her albums consisting primarily of pop, country, and adult contemporary music have sold over 55 million copies worldwide during her 40-year career.

Murray was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts, and also the first to earn a Gold record for one of her signature songs, “Snowbird” (1970).
She is often cited as one of the female Canadian artists who paved the way for other international Canadian success stories such as k.d. lang, Céline Dion, and Shania Twain.
She is also the first woman and the first Canadian to win “Album of the Year” at the 1984 Country Music Association Awards for her Gold-plus 1983 album A Little Good News.

Murray has received four Grammys, a record 24 Junos, three American Music Awards, three Country Music Association Awards, and three Canadian Country Music Association Awards. She has been inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame, the Juno Hall of Fame, The Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and Canadian Broadcast Hall of Fame. She is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame Walkway of Stars in Nashville, and has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles and on Canada’s Walk of Fame in Toronto.

In 2011, Billboard ranked her 10th on their list of the 50 Biggest Adult Contemporary Artists Ever. (source WIKI)

Snowbird was very popular when I was a teenager.

Lyrics courtesy
Written by Gene MacLellan

[Verse 1]
Beneath this snowy mantle cold and clean
The unborn grass lies waiting
For its coat to turn to green
The snowbird sings the song he always sings
And speaks to me of flowers
That will bloom again in spring

[Verse 2]
When I was young
My heart was young then, too
Anything that it would tell me
That’s the thing that I would do
But now I feel such emptiness within
For the thing that I want most in life’s
The thing that I can’t win

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you

[Verse 3]
The breeze along the river seems to say
That he’ll only break my heart again
Should I decide to stay
So, little snowbird
Take me with you when you go
To that land of gentle breezes
Where the peaceful waters flow

Spread your tiny wings and fly away
And take the snow back with you
Where it came from on that day
The one I love forever is untrue
And if I could you know that I would
Fly away with you

Yeah, if I could I know that I would
Fl-y-y-y-y away with you

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 20th September.

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I love this song 💕

  2. This really is a lovely song. Thanks for sharing this Di.

  3. quiall says:

    We are very proud of our Anne Murray. And it’s not that cold up here in the summer! This summer We spent too much time over 100°F. Our winters on the other hand…

  4. John Holton says:

    Wonderful song. I really like Anne’s vocal version and Chet Atkins’s instrumental of this. It’s really simple, easy listening.

  5. I always loved this song. I remember it as a teenager too. Long time ago. Great choice!

  6. Paula Light says:

    Ooh beautiful song!

  7. Lisa Coleman says:

    I did Anne Murray too, Di but with a different video. She sings like a bird in my opinion! Sooo good! I was quite partial to “Could I Have this Dance”. 🙂 Great minds think alike! I’m days behind on reading all the SLS.

  8. aisasami says:

    I really love this song! Love the mellow mood and her voice!

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