Canada Vignettes: Log Driver's Waltz

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stayedfaded : The "log driver...pleases girls completely." (͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

darcie26 : This always brings back memories of growing up with "farmer vision", which was your basic 5 channels on tv that you got because of rabbit ears. This would always come on during cartoon time. Thanks for bringing me back to simpler times. ☺

Some Pleb : If you ask any girl from the parish around What pleases her most from her head to her toes She'll say I'm not sure that it's business of yours But I do like to waltz with a log driver For he goes birling down and down white water That's where the log driver learns to step lightly Yes, birling down and down white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely When the drive's nearly over I like to go down And watch all the lads as they work on the river I know that come evening they'll be in the town And we all like to waltz with the log driver For he goes birling down and down white water That's where the log driver learns to step lightly Yes, birling down and down white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely To please both my parents, I've had to give way And dance with the doctors and merchants and lawyers Their manners are fine, but their feet are of clay For there's none with the style of my log driver For he goes birling down and down white water That's where the log driver learns to step lightly Yes, birling down and down white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely Now I've had my chances with all sorts of men But none as so fine as my lad on the river So when the drive's over, if he asks me again I think I will marry my log driver For he goes birling down and down white water That's where the log driver learns to step lightly Yes, birling down and down white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely Birling down and down white water A log driver's waltz pleases girls completely :^)

Whatsinmypocket : As soon as I heard the intro I Instantly understood why Boards of Canada came to be

Rex Eaton : Wade Hemsworth - if the Group of Seven included composers he'd be first in line.

Robert McKenzie : Geezus, memories flooding back from my childhood LOL

DarylArt Digital (Etsy) : We live in Red Deer, Alberta. There is a museum here that has a tribute to an old theatre in it, and this plays in there. As silly as it sounds, going to watch this vignette with my husband is one of our favorite things to do. There's a pleasant nostalgia.

JB_XYZ : almost collapsed due to nostaligia

MystMoonstruck : HBO used to air this and "The Cat Came Back" way back when they showed only a few films each day. They also showed terrific shorts as fillers. I LOVE the song and the animation!

Shane Inkster : That 1 person that👎🏻 tried to log drive but fell in the water 1,000,000 times

Erik Zarins : The video that starts your NFB animation marathon! God i love this song!!!

Johnny Crayfish : 6 People had to dance with the doctors, and merchants, and lawyers.

Fan of Stuff : This piece is really a joy - found it years ago and just rediscovered. The filmmakers and the people they sang about were unique - and I grew up and still live in the USA.

matdur2000 : This is one of my oldest memories

SOK KOS : The ten people who downvoted this are obviously not Canadian.

Basti Löflöf : Lol

Joe Lake : I still love this song and think about the vignette fairly often. I always wondered who did the vocal. Now I'll have to see if I can find some more of their music. Thank you, NFB.

Mike Jarvis : What a trip. I loved this as a kid. :O

Allan Michelin : Beautiful waltz Bart.  Hope the choir can get it as good. Still looking forward to getting together on our Harmonica's. .AL.

William Landen : fookin mounties

Banzai Tankrunner : Memories

CheckDare : A beaut.

netwitch56 : nice :-))

Shirl Walker : love it

TalmadgeMcGhoulaghy : AM640 Toronto brought me here.

jazzflutist : I really like the intro, and the animation. Love the NFB too!

Soko : whatever happened to john weldon, anyway

Fritz Kropfreiter : Quintessentially Canadian!

Mountain MGTOW : Now what will women do as all men go MGTOW?

soran27 : nowadays its called figure skating and we still reck @ it (Canada) 90% of Ice hockey players took figure skating, same skill set basically...

zigmeisterful : Every time I watch this video/hear this song, it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside!

Angie Coulter : I haven't seen this in years and I can't believe how happy it made me! What a perfect little cultural gem!!!! thank you NFB.

Admiral8Q : 0:21 How to be a man and please the ladies. Heh!

Parker Pshebnisky : I loved this cartoon when was a kid!,I haven't seen it in years!

TheCheezWizz : it's unfortunate the nice old title and credits aren't replicated in the HD version. I suppose there's always the old one, though.

GoodSeens GS : Oh Canada !

Britney : This took so long to find lmao

Chavezboy : So catchy

leareth : I feel young again. :)