The maple leaf forever


The popularity of the patriotic song "The Maple Leaf For Ever" has endured for over a century after its composition in 1867, the year of Canada's Confederation. This is one of the original 1,000 copies of the song that composer Alexander Muir had printed. Legend has it that Muir was inspired by a maple tree in Toronto's east end Leslieville neighbourhood.

The maple leaf forever.
Alexander Muir, 1830-1906
Toronto: 1868

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