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Song For Canada

(One Single River)

Ian Tyson, Peter Gzowski


May/Oct 1967
cd imgTHE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
cd imgA TREE WITH ROOTS (T-731)
cd imgTHE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 1-2 (T-308)

  The Basement Tapes - may/october 1967 

How come we can't talk to each other any more?
Why can't you see i'm changing too?
We've got by far too long to end it feeling wrong
And i still share too much with you

Just one great river always flowing to the sea
One single river rolling in eternity
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
But just one river rolling free.

How come you shut me out as if i wasn't there
What's this new bitterness you've found?
However wronged you were, however strong it hurt
It wasn't me who held you down

One single river always flowing to the sea
One single river rolling in eternity
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
But just one river rolling free.

Why can't you understand i'm glad you're standin' proud
I know you made it on your own
But in this new pride you've earned, i thought you might have learned
That you don't have to stand alone

Lonely northern river always flowin' to the sea
One single river rolling in eternity
Two nations in this land that lies along its shore
But just one river rolling free.  up
    

 Recording dates & record list

May/Oct 1967 1 THE BOOTLEG SERIES Vol. 11 THE BASEMENT TAPES COMPLETE
A TREE WITH ROOTS (b)
THE GENUINE BASEMENT TAPES Vol. 1-2 (b)