Canada
Land of the silver birch
Land of the silver birch

Original text

My paddle's keen and bright,
Flashing with silver.
Follow the wild goose flight,
Dip, dip and swing.

Dip, dip and swing her back,
Flashing with silver.
Swift as the wild goose flies,
Dip, dip and swing.

Land of the silver birch,
Home of the beaver.
Where still the mighty moose,
Wanders at will.

Refrain:
Blue lake and rocky shore,
I will return once more,
Boom-diddy-ah-da, boom-didy-ah-da,
Boom-diddy-ah-da, bo-oo-oom.

High on a rocky ledge,
I'll build my wigwam.
Close to the water's edge,
Silent and still.

Refrain

My heart grows sick for thee,
Here in the low lands.
I will return to thee,
Hills of the north.

Refrain

Land of the silver birch,
Home of the beaver.
Where still the mighty moose,
Wanders at will.

Refrain

English Translation

My paddle's keen and bright,
Flashing with silver.
Follow the wild goose flight,
Dip, dip and swing.

Dip, dip and swing her back,
Flashing with silver.
Swift as the wild goose flies,
Dip, dip and swing.

Land of the silver birch,
Home of the beaver.
Where still the mighty moose,
Wanders at will.

Refrain:
Blue lake and rocky shore,
I will return once more,
Boom-diddy-ah-da, boom-didy-ah-da,
Boom-diddy-ah-da, bo-oo-oom.

High on a rocky ledge,
I'll build my wigwam.
Close to the water's edge,
Silent and still.

Refrain

My heart grows sick for thee,
Here in the low lands.
I will return to thee,
Hills of the north.

Refrain

Land of the silver birch,
Home of the beaver.
Where still the mighty moose,
Wanders at will.

Refrain

Credits
Song: Canadian folk song 1920s
Singer: Michael Mitchell
Animation and text: Courtesy of Don van der Steen