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Canada day lyric meme answers so far, with fun songfile links!

1. When the sun turns traitor cold and all the trees are shivering in a naked row - Joni Mitchell - Urge for Going (guessed by songdogmi)

2. I will give you all I could ever give, though it's less than you will need - Barenaked Ladies - For You (guessed by shanna_souzou)

3. I can tell by the big spuds on the back of your rig you must be a spud picker from Prince Edward Island. - Stompin' Tom Connors - I've Been Everywhere (Canadian version) (guessed by songdog. tarimanveri guessed the artist)

4. On the other side of Winnipeg, Neil and the Squires played the Zone

5. I'm junk but I'm still holding up this little wild bouquet - Leonard Cohen - Democracy (guessed by songdog

6. You took advantage of a world that loved you well - Rufus Wainwright - Going to a Town (guessed enthusiastically by trolleys)

7. I am your brilliance and frustration Alanis Morissette - Still - (guessed by icepixie)

8. And I gotta catch a noon train, gotta be there on time - The Stampeders - Sweet City Woman (guessed by scriggle, and also by songdog)

9. And the rum was better and it came in bigger bottles and the revenue cutters were slow

10. Sweating like a weather’s vein, coughing thunder, sneezing rain

11. Well, I've got twenty dollars and I know that it can get us by the door

12. Security couldn't get her down, she was welded to the eagle's beak - Neil Young - Sun Green (guessed by songdog)

13. But without him how would Hitler have condemned him at Dachau? - Buffy Saint-Marie - Universal Soldier (eldritchhobbit guessed the song, and also guessed Donovan, who covered it. I'd have given her full credit except Donovan isn't Canadian so he doesn't meet the criteria for an answer)

14. A thousand sharpened elbows in the underground - The Weakerthans - One Great City! (guessed by songdogmi)

15. Here by my side, a new colour to paint the world - Matthew Good Band - Weapon (guessed by meresy)

There's still a bunch more to guess (hence the cut). I'll post all the answers on the Fourth when I do the US version.
Tags: lyric memes, memes, songfiles
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