Classic Canadian Songs from Smithsonian Folkways

"Un Canadien errant," attributed to Antoine Gérin-Lajoie (1824–82), who penned words for an existing folk tune in 1842, is historically connected with the Rebellions of 1837–38 in Upper and Lower Canada (Ontario and Québec). The song memorializes the loneliness of French-Canadian Patriotes, forced to live in exile. Acadians sang the variant "Un Acadien errant" to commemorate the expulsion of their ancestors from Nova Scotia and Île Saint-Jean by the British between 1755 and 1762.
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O' Canada: A History in Song (FW03001, 1956)

O' Canada: A History in Song (FW03001, 1956)

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