Acadian Driftwood is my favorite tune by The Band.
It exemplifies what I think is so great about their music; no band has told history through their songs better.
I always loved this song in particular. The story of the "Grand Derangement"- how the Cajuns came to Louisiana after being expelled from what is now Canada in the 1700s. A sad, sad story.
Acadian driftwood, gypsy tailwind
They call my home the land of snow
Canadian cold front movin' in
What a way to ride, oh what a way to go.
Two-hundred fifty years later: "On December 9, 2003, Queen Elizabeth II signed the Royal Proclamation acknowledging the wrongs committed against the Acadian people in the name of the Crown and establishing a 'Day of Commemoration' on July 28th of each year."
Last edited by legalskier; Apr 19, 2012 at 8:12 PM.
If it's snowin' I'm goin'
Saw them at SPAC circa 1973, their movie in Laramie, Wy circa 1976. Unique sound would be an understatement.
" Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all -- in which case, you fail by default,"
To beat the grim reaper in life it's not about how long you live but how you live it.
one of my all time favorite bands-- the band, poco ,flying burrito brothers just great music
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