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
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.