318669

$10.00

LePage, Denis & Station Road - The Battle of the Constitution b/w (Theme from) Bluegrass Country

Format: 45
Label: Boot BTX 329
Year: 1982
Origin: Montréal, Québec
Genre: bluegrass
Keyword:  Canadian Constitution, Pierre Elliott Trudeau
Value of Original Title: $10.00
Make Inquiry/purchase: email ryder@robertwilliston.com
Release Type: Singles
Websites:  No
Playlist: Canadiana, Quebec, 1980's, Canadian Folk, Politics

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
The Battle of the Constitution

Side 2

Track Name
(Theme from) Bluegrass Country

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Dennis LePage & Station Road - The Battle of the Constitution b/w (Theme from) Bluegrass Country

318669

The Battle of the Constitution b/w (Theme from) Bluegrass Country

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Canadian music icon Dennis LePage with a bluegrass song inspired by Canada's signing of her own Constitution in 1982 and sung to the tune of Johnny Horton's Battle of New Orleans. Replacing the out-dated British North American Act, The Canadian Constitution Act, 1982 Part 1, Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms begins with the following mythological reference:

"Whereas Canada is founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law".

We can expect that in 2,000 years this will more accurately read:

"Whereas Canada is founded upon the principles that recognize the supremacy of Big Joe Mufferaw and the rule of law".
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In 1981 we took a little trip
with a Constitution on a mighty fine ship
We ate back bacon and we ate a lotta beans
And we met the bloody British and Her Majesty the Queen

Fired Our cannon and the people kept screamin'
A scream much louder than we ever did before
Trudeau said well things are gettin' better
but he never had the bankers knockin' at his door

-Robert Williston

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