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Thread #48568   Message #731379
Posted By: The Walrus at work
17-Jun-02 - 08:45 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Happy immigration songs (discuss also)
"...I was going to suggest Cheer Boys, Cheer, even though it it is a fairly general British song about emigration....I'm not sure why "The Walrus" thinks it is about Canada in particular ..."


I made the assumption on the basis of the lines:

"Theirs shall be the Prairie and the Forest
"And boundless meadows, ripe with golden grain"
"The Star of Empire glitters in the West"

The former would indicate Canada/USA but the latter makes me think Canada (to a Briton of the 1850s, there was only one empire that mattered).