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Source/attribution: Canadian National Anthem
License for using this material (applies only to this entry): Public Domain
title:O Canada
category:National anthems
lyrics or other text:National Anthem of Canada, "O Canada"
Music by Calixa Lavallee, 1880
First performed on June 24, 1880
Proclaimed National Anthem July 1, 1980
French lyrics - Sir Adolphe-Basile Routhier
Many English translation attempts, but the one eventually becoming the national anthem is based on that written by Mr. Justice Robert Stanley Weir in 1908.

Lyrics - English:
O Canada!
Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
From far and wide,
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
God keep our land glorious and free!
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.
O Canada, we stand on guard for thee.


O Canada! Terre de nos aïeux,
Ton front est ceint de fleurons glorieux!
Car ton bras sait porter l'épée,
Il sait porter la croix!
Ton histoire est une épopée
Des plus brillants exploits.
Et ta valeur, de foi trempée,
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.
Protégera nos foyers et nos droits.

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