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Our Paddles

Margaret Embers McGee, 1918

"My Paddle's Keen and Bright" was written by Margaret Embers McGee to honor indigenous peoples in her Canadian homeland. It can be sung as a round, with each voice starting on the second line.

Canadian folk song

Campfire's End

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Our paddles, keen and bright,

Flashing like silver.

Swift as the wild goose flies;

Dip, dip and swing.

Dip, dip and swing and back,

Flashing like silver.

Swift as the wild goose flies;

Dip, dip and swing.

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