Song for Louis Riel Lyrics

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Song for Louis Riel Lyrics


Songwriter Peter Boyer of Fergus, Ontario says that, as a young boy, he was fascinated with Louis Riel's story. In 2010, his "Song for Louis Riel," which he composed and wrote, was a semi-finalist in the Great Lakes Songwriting contest.

"I really felt that I connected with Louis Riel when I was inspired to write the song," he said.

Boyer and his band Same Latitude as Rome perform other "Canadiana/ folk" music as well, including a song about David Thompson, The Cypress Hills Massacre, an entire CD about the War of 1812, and a tribute to the Canadian Labour Movement called Union Man.

"Song for Louis Riel" can be downloaded on iTunes and is available free at https://soundcloud. com/samelatitudeasrome-com/songfor-louis-riel. "My goal with Song for Louis Riel is to use the oral tradition of folk music to tell Riel's story to as many people as possible, without trying to monetize it," Boyer said. For more information, contact Boyer at petercboyer@gmail.com.

Song For Louis Riel

   1. I'm Gabriel Dumont and a story I
      will tell,
      About some trouble long ago, and
      a man that I knew well,
      We grew up in St. Boniface, and
      rode together at Batoche
      Until les Canadians hung him on
      the cross

   CHORUS:
      Riel was brave,
      Riel could fight
      Riel stood for what is right
      A Holy Bible in his hand
      Un vrai Metis et,
      Un bon Canadien! … 

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