Land Of The Silver Birch

Lyrics

Land of the silver birch home of the beaver
where still the mighty moose wanders at will
Blue Lake and Rocky shores I will return once more
Boom-de-de-atah Boom
My paddle keen and bright flashing like silver
follow the wild goose flight dip dip and swing
Dip, dip and swing it back flashing like silver.

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Information About Land Of The Silver Birch

"Land Of The Silver Birch" is a traditional Canadian folk song. Often the song is sung while canoeing, and at campfires as a musical round. This song is related to a somewhat similar song "My Paddle's Keen and Bright".

Since the start of the 1930s, the song has been a favorite with Canadian Girl Guides and Boy Scouts. But little is known about the song's origin.

Canadian folk singer Dickson Reid released a version of the song on his debut 2005 album, "Sugar in the Snow".

Alternative Lyrics & Related Songs

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

Blue lake and rocky shores I will return once more
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom.

High on a rocky ledge
I'll build my wigwam
Close by the waters edge
Silent and still.

Blue lake and rocky shores I will return once more
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom.

Down in the forest
Deep in the low land
My heart cries out for the
Hills of the North.

Blue lake and rocky shores I will return once more
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom diddi boom boom
Boom.

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cecily, Canada

23 June 2015 at 5:50am

This old folk song evokes strong memories of years ago in England in the 50's learning this at Girl guides. Funny that I should come to these shores and stay here!

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Likiok, Azerbaijan

9 March 2012 at 6:50am

ik jnhkh jolklk,llm kmojm

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Dean, United States

13 February 2012 at 6:32pm

sang in elementary school in early 60,s will fish Canada again soon. song comes back when wanting to see it. maybe the authers felt a little love for the life! espirit la vie!

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Anh, United States

28 August 2011 at 4:39pm

I did the alternative lyrics in my school play in 1st grade! P.S.: Minh Anh is my sister.

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Jane, United Kingdom

20 February 2011 at 10:13am

Lovely song, thank you. I'm going to teach it to my little choir of 5-10 year olds at school. I don't remember so many boom booms from when I sang it as a child - we sang Boom diddi eye di. And please note the moose should wander not wonder at will!

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Minh Anh, Dallas,texas

29 September 2010 at 3:04am

I did the alternative lyrics in my school play in 3rd grade!

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Pamela, Boulder Usa

2 June 2010 at 6:07pm

The alternative lyrics are the ones I learned in Girl Guides.

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Omar, Claton-on-sea England

1 July 2009 at 7:33pm

Ilove land of the silver birch

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Tara, Canada

2 April 2009 at 9:38pm

uhhh... not really helpful.

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Lucy, Aurora, Ontairio

12 March 2009 at 9:33pm

good song

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