Monday, September 25, 2006

What happened on September 25th?

Created by: National Film Board of Canada
Released: 1979
Language: English
Country of Origin: Canada
Style: 2D animation
Executive Producers: Derek Lamb
Songs by: Wade Hemsworth
Animated by: John Weldon
Based on: the traditional folk song, "The Log Driver's Waltz"

Found by Matt Watts, by the way Matt, I think the CBC used to run it at least twice a day.

The Log Drivers' Waltz
If you should ask any girl from the parish around
What pleases her most from her head to her toes
She'll say, "I'm not sure that it's business of yours
But I do like to waltz with a log driver".
For he goes birling down a-down the white water
That's where the log driver learns to step lightly
It's birling down, a-down white water
A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely.

When the drive's nearly over, I like to go down
To see all the lads while they work on the river
I know that come evening they'll be in the town
And we all want to waltz with a log driver.

To please both my parents I've had to give way
And dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers
Their manners are fine but their feet are of clay
For there's none with the style of a log driver.

I've had my chances with all sorts of men
But none is so fine as my lad on the river
So when the drive's over, if he asks me again
I think I will marry my log driver.