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The Séguin brothers – Girl from the North Country

Mon pays ce n’est pas un pays, c’est l’hiver.

Gilles Vigneault

Robert et Richard Séguin

Bob and Richard Séguin


“Girl from the North Country”, perhaps Dylan’s most romantic composition, was published in 1962 and it spoke to me the first time I heard it. The north has always been special to me – I was born in the middle of a Canadian winter, my brother Bob towards the end of one. I’ve always equated the north with austerity and isolation, it’s people somehow worthier or more principaled. I loved the song so much that I named one of my first compositions “Fille du nord”, the musical representation of an ideal.

Dylan’s composition is fast paced, definitely folk music, and features some of his best finger-picking guitar playing. My arrangement is very different, much slower and definitely R&B, a style I’ve always loved.
Roch Tassé

Roch Tassé


Bob Séguin – voice
Richard Séguin – acoustic guitar, electric guitar, electric bass, MIDI guitar (B3 organ)
Roch Tassé – drums

Girl From the North Country

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