– By Nova Scotian Singer/Songwriter Rachel Maclean (adapted for the twinning)
As you travel through your valley, hear laughter on the wind
Feel the warmth of friends and family, welcome you in.
Where rugged hands turned the soil they stood their ground against the skies
That is your land, that is your land.
Chorus: The Annapolis Valley, we’re calling to you
from the rolling Bowland Forest when the blossom’s on the may
As our families surround us with a joy that’s worth the wait
This is Festival season let’s join and celebrate.
See the countryside unfolding from the fells down to the sea
See each young Attendant poised amidst the crowning of a Queen
We’ll take delight in the sounds and sights
In procession on Festival day
This is our land, reaching out to your land
Maypole ribbons fly beside Goosnargh Village Green
Under sunny skies it’s a sight that has to be seen
Chorus with last two lines repeated