Land Of The Silver Birch

Am
Land of the silver birch, Home of the beaver
F                               C
Where still the mighty moose
G
Wanders at will
Refrain:
F                          C
Blue lake and rocky shore
G
I will return once more
Am (-Em) Am -(Em) Am…
Boom diddy-ah da, boom diddy-ah da, boom diddy-ah da, ehaaa
High on a rocky ledge
I’ll build my wigwam
Close to the water’s edge
Silent and still
Refrain
My heart grows sick for thee
Here in the low lands
I will return to thee
Hills of the north
Refrain

It is related to a similar song “My Paddle’s Keen and Bright”, written by Margaret Embers McGee in 1918, which is used to keep time paddling and is frequently intermingled:

My paddle’s keen and bright
Flashing with silver
Follow the wild goose flight
Dip, dip and swing
Dip, dip and swing her back
Flashing with silver
Swift as the wild goose flies
Dip, dip and swing
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