Was there a definitive Canadian song during WWI?
Question by Rick N: Was there a definitive Canadian song during WWI?
The quintessential American song of the period was “Over There”, the Brits had “It’s a Long Way to Tipperary”, the Aussies had “Australia Will Be There”, but I don’t think I’ve ever heard of a Canadian answer thereto.
About as close as I’ve ever heard was “Vive la Canadienne”, which was the marching song of the 22nd Regiment, and was fairly popular among francophone Canadians but almost unknown among anglophones.
Do any of you know if there was such a thing?
Answer by a67driver
acctually it was royal newfoundlanders who first sang “its a long way to tipperary”. tipperary was the name given to the trench line leading to the front at the somme, the royal newfoundlanders had to make their way through the hundreds of wounded soldiers coming back to the dressing stations, making it a long road to travel.
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