This beautiful, sentimental and pensive French Canadian folk song about the pain of exile is well known across Canada and has been recorded by many famous folk singers. It is a suitable Teacher’s Choice selection for RCM level 3.

Un Canadien errant

  • Key: F major

    Range: C4 - D5

    Pages: 2

    Age group: 9 and up

    Teaching strategy: Good introduction to singing in French, Canadian history, dynamics and legato phrasing in 3/4 time. The musical form is "AABB" or double-binary with repetitive text.