Gene from Howick, QcHello Steve, since you're from Hamilton, Canada, you should know that Québec is not a country. It is a French province within Canada. Had Québec separated in the 1980 referendum , Mon Pays would have probably been chosen as the national Anthem. When I was asked by the publisher to write an English version for Patsy Gallant the song became an instant international hit but Québec radio stations refused to play it.... much too controversial.
Gene from Howick, QcIn your "view lyrics", the last verse is wrong. It should be......"I sometimes close my tired eyes, And let myself be hypnotised, By memories of loving you, The man I thought was meant for me, But were you really meant for me". Thank you, Gene Williams.
Steve from Hamilton, Canada"Mon Pays" is sung in the French language, but it is not French. Gilles Vigneault is from Quebec and that is the country he is singing about.
"Islands in the Stream" was originally written by The Bee Gees as an R&B song. It was originally written by the brothers for Marvin Gaye, however it was recorded instead as a duet by Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton with the Gibb Brothers also contributing vocals.