Play Chorus                                                                                                                                           Return to Songs
Canadian Capers
Words by Earl Burtnett, Music by Gus Chandler, Bert White, Henry Cohen - 1921
G                         - - D7
Am - A7 D7
G - G7 -                    C        
Gdim G               E7        Am               D7     G                  
G G#dim D7 -
- - G -
- E7 A7 -
- - D7              D#dim    Am                D7
G G#dim D7 -
- - G Gmaj7
G G7 C Eb7
G - C#dim D7         G  (to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Away up north amid the ice and all the snow, Away up in the hameland of the Eskimo.
They've got a dance that's all their own they do it on the ice, In shimmie Paradise they shimmie oh so nice.
The Northern breezes make the maidens shiver so, The way they shake just melts away all the snow.
You read in all the pappers, About Canadian Capers, Thru' the storm that's just how they keep warm.
On zero days each maiden sways, Right in the arms of her own lovin' Eskimo.
Most ev'ry night when all the northern lights are low, She toddles 'round with her own northern Romeo.
In all the Snow while cold winds blow, Each little Flo and little Joe,
Just watch them go swing to and fro oh (Tickle-toe).
Now I've been told the weather's cold, It's always wintertime up where the North pole lies,
But they cut up Canadian Capers if they're wise, And then they watch the temperature begin to rise,
(going up) (showing up) (blowing up) (goinging up),
They always do Canadian Capers if the weather's cold enough (hey hey), Hot Stuff.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
This Chord Chart may not appear correctly with some browsers.  It should be viewed with a full size window.  
The chord names should appear in single rows.   Let me know of any problems.