A CANADIAN HEAVENLY JAM

Now Listen to Don Messer playing the Maple Leaf Rag
One of the best fiddlers of all but we do not like to brag
Gene Mclelland is taking the Snow Bird so he has to dart
Marg and Charlie are singing How Great Thou Art

Hank Snow has Been Everwhere and still Movin On
Wilf Carter said his Little Two-Acre Farm is all but gone
And The Blue Bird On My Window Sill finally flew away
If he woke me one more morning I’d shoot him anyway

John and Raylene are longing for home on Gillis Mountain
Rita McNeil is looking for a Workin’ Man to fix her fountain
I Ain’t Drunk laughed Dutch Mason I Must Be Crazy
Jeff Healey’s River Of No Return is always hazy

Rick and Garth said Ophelia still suffered from Stage Fright
Richard and Levon like fishing Up on Cripple Creek at night
Stan Rogers is tired from walking The Field Behind The Plow
And probably will still have sore feet Forty Five Years from now

Glen Gould was playing the piano sitting on his favorite chair
Oscar Peterson will play later if we were all still there
Wade Hemsworth wanted repellent for Those Little Black Flies
Said the swarms are so thick they get in your ears and your eyes

Stompin Tom sang Big Joe Mufferaw and The Hockey Song
Bud The Spud’s rig was loaded and couldn’t stay long
Guy Lombardo told us My Old Flame is still a friend of mine
Then brought in the New Year with Auld Lang Syne

Thought I would have some fun with words and rhyme
Mention some Canadian musicians gone before their time
I know there are many more not talked about here
Maybe you can write a verse while you finish your beer

just having fun what do ya think eh
Dale