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Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz (1981)

A short illustrating a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration for the agility for her boyfriend, the log driver.

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Credited cast:
Anna McGarrigle Anna McGarrigle ... Singer (voice)
Kate McGarrigle Kate McGarrigle ... Singer (voice)
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In this short, we see an illustration of a traditional Canadian folk song about a woman's admiration of her boyfriend. As a log driver on the river, the physical demands of his job have made him a most able dancer who has charmed her heart. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@execulink.com>

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Official Sites:

NFB (english) [Canada]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1981 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Canada vignettes: La valse du maître draveur See more »

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The McGarrigle sisters also sing this song in French. See more »


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Log Driver's Waltz
Written by Wade Hemsworth
Arranged and sung by Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle and the Mountain City Four
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A Log Driver's Waltz Pleases Girls Completely.
5 March 2007 | by blackarachnia2See all my reviews

I used to love watching this national treasure. It made me giggle a lot every time I saw it. I'm kind of sad that all of the major TV networks in Canada which includes YTV, TeleToon, and even APTN don't bother airing classic Canadain short films like this.

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 the log driver."

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

When the drive's nearly over I like to go down and watch all the lads while they work on the river I know that come evening they'll be in the town and we all like to waltz with the log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

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 but there's none with the style of my log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

Now 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 asked me again I think I will marry my log driver

For he goes birling down and down the white water that's where the log driver learns to step lightly. He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely

He goes birling down and down the white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely


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