A Song for Romeo

by The Janveau Boys

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"A Song for Romeo" was composed by Greg Janveau as a tribute to his late uncle, Romeo Janveau.

Romeo Janveau, a teacher and role model, was a popular figure in his hometown of Mattawa, Ontario, and his adopted lifelong home of Sault Ste. Marie. He was the boisterous life of the party but also frequently showed a quieter, caring side of his personality. He passed away in 2016 and is missed by a massive extended family, as well as by his community.

Romeo loved a good toe-tapper, so we have put together a production in a classic country style that we know he would appreciate.

NOTE: This song is free to download in the format of your choice (enter "0" in the payment field to do so). However, 100% of money earned by the song will be donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, so please feel free to make a contribution in Romeo's memory.


released April 23, 2017

Song written by Greg Janveau with Allister Thompson
Greg Janveau: lead vocal, acoustic guitar
Allister Thompson: harmonies, bass, electric guitars
Dave Janveau: harmonica, background vocal



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Track Name: A Song for Romeo
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo!

The world is blessed to have had him around,
The lives that he touched in so many different towns.

From Mattawa to North Bay through Sudbury to the Sault,
You could always count on Romeo to make a stop to see you.

He'd always make time to stop by and say hello,
With a smile on his face, singing oh ladeedo.

When in the Sault for hockey, travelling very far,
I'd stay at the Water Tower or Boehmer Boulevard.

I was tired from the long drive, my legs had a cramp,
But none of that would matter when we arrived at his camp!

So raise up your glass and toast before you go

Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo.
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo
Wherefore art thou Romeo.