Female hand holding a single Maple Leaf to the sun by the water's edge . Happy 150th birthday Canada. I wouldn't trade a million dollars for one single Maple Leaf
By Roy Payne

I’ve seen a lot of sadness in the countries of this world,
I’ve seen the starving faces of a million boys and girls;
I’ve walked the war torn countryside and the bloody battered streets,
Where young men fought and died because they wanted to be free.

And as I watch my children playing freely with their friends,
I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in;
There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets,
I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.

When you think you’ve got troubles, you just listen to the news,
And I’m sure you’ll realize, my friends, your troubles they are few;
Compared to those of others in the countries of this world,
We live in a paradise, a rare and priceless pearl.

Spoken:
Yes, friends, we’ve got so much to be thankful for, all across this land,
From the mighty Pacific Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland;
So tonight when your children pray down on their knees,
You ask them to ask God to bless Canada and forever keep her free.

Yes, as I watch my children playing freely with their friends,
I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in;
There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets,
I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.
I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf.

####…. Roy Payne ….####

Female hand holding a single Maple Leaf to the sun by the water's edge . Happy 150th birthday Canada. I wouldn't trade a million dollars for one single Maple Leaf By Roy Payne I’ve seen a lot of sadness in the countries of this world, I’ve seen the starving faces of a million boys and girls; I’ve walked the war torn countryside and the bloody battered streets, Where young men fought and died because they wanted to be free. And as I watch my children playing freely with their friends, I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in; There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets, I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. When you think you’ve got troubles, you just listen to the news, And I’m sure you’ll realize, my friends, your troubles they are few; Compared to those of others in the countries of this world, We live in a paradise, a rare and priceless pearl. Spoken: Yes, friends, we’ve got so much to be thankful for, all across this land, From the mighty Pacific Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland; So tonight when your children pray down on their knees, You ask them to ask God to bless Canada and forever keep her free. Yes, as I watch my children playing freely with their friends, I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in; There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets, I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. ####…. Roy Payne ….####

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Stock photo: Female hand holding a single Maple Leaf to the sun by the water's edge . Happy 150th birthday Canada. I wouldn't trade a million dollars for one single Maple Leaf By Roy Payne I’ve seen a lot of sadness in the countries of this world, I’ve seen the starving faces of a million boys and girls; I’ve walked the war torn countryside and the bloody battered streets, Where young men fought and died because they wanted to be free. And as I watch my children playing freely with their friends, I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in; There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets, I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. When you think you’ve got troubles, you just listen to the news, And I’m sure you’ll realize, my friends, your troubles they are few; Compared to those of others in the countries of this world, We live in a paradise, a rare and priceless pearl. Spoken: Yes, friends, we’ve got so much to be thankful for, all across this land, From the mighty Pacific Ocean to the shores of Newfoundland; So tonight when your children pray down on their knees, You ask them to ask God to bless Canada and forever keep her free. Yes, as I watch my children playing freely with their friends, I thank God for this country, mister, that we’re living in; There are no cries of fighting soldiers dying on our streets, I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. I wouldn’t take a million dollars for a single Maple Leaf. ####…. Roy Payne ….#### was taken by nsgypsy with samsung model SM-G930W8 . White balance settings: 0.