The Ten Dollar Bill

20th Anniversary
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The Ten Dollar Bill
Everything you need to know about Canada
Is written on this $10 bill.

Well, the bill is coloured purple, which rhymes with murple-surple,
That well-known product of our nation.
It's made from paper from a tree
From the lumber industry,
And it's wrinkled, like half the population.

The number ten is there, cause Canada is where
We have provinces, and they number ten.
And the translator's tricks have
Turned the 'ten' to 'dix',
Because our founding fathers were all men.

There's a picture of Sir John, a man with lots of talent,
But they had to write his name
So nobody would exclaim,
Hey, isn't that Woody Allen?

A coat of arms is on the note,
Because to live here you need a coat,
You never know when there'll be a snow flurry.

And the Latin motto's words
Remind us of snow birds,
Anne Murray Usque Anne Murray.

The lion's in recognition
Of our politicians,
And the unicorn is for the Irish Rovers.
In spite of what they're called,
They're not Irish at all.
They're Canadians and live in Vancouver.

The bill, it has two sides, just like our government.
The word Canada is linked although it's indistinct.
Well, we don't, like, want to cause offence.

On the back is a watery scene,
You might ask, what does it mean?
It can't just be there by mistake.
It's a representation
Of our shaky federation.
Yes, it's Meech Friggin Lake.

A bird has got his wish, it has caught a fish.
What kind doesn't matter one iota?
Cause we all understand, especially those in Newfoundland,
That the bird has already exceeded its quota.

The Head of State's the queen, but her picture is not there.
For although she's Head of State, I guess she feels we're second rate
Or she's got so much on her plate - that she's elsewhere.

Well, everything you want to know about Canada
Is right here on this ten dollar bill.
And I'll keep it, and I always will.
I never keep it on the windowsill.
So when I'm being questioned or I'm being grilled,
I just show them my ten dollar bill.

20th Anniversary

Bowser & Blue

18 songs | 59:34 Released 1999

A great CD for the car, this includes a song about a highway, 'The Talking 401 Blues,' and a song for underachieving golfers. Many other big hits from the live show including the popular Youtube song 'It Ain't Easy, Being White'.

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