Chanson des Metis (Song of the Metis, or McDougall at the Border)

DESCRIPTION: Canadian French: "De Macdougall, amis, chantons la gloire." "Friends, let us sing to... glory of the great McDougall." McDougall, the "Sovereign Ruler," sets out in luxury to announce his appointment, but opposition is strong and he ends up drunk
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1905 (Dugas, according to MacLeod-SongsOfOldManitoba)
KEYWORDS: Canada humorous royalty
1869 - As part of the organization of the Dominion of Canada, the western regions of the new nation were surveyed. William MacDougall was appointed governor of the territory in which the Metis lived. The Metis regarded him as an interloper coming to take their lands; the result was Louis Riel's first rebellion
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MacLeod-SongsOfOldManitoba, #6, pp. 41-46, "Song of the Metis, or McDougall at the Border" (1 French text plus English translation, 1 tune)
cf. "Riel's Song" (subject of the Metis rebellion) and references there
cf. "Les Tribulations d'un Roi Malheureux (Misfortunes of an Unlucky 'King')" (subject of McDougall's attempt to govern the Metis)
File: Macl006

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