11. "Long May You Run"
This song, first released on a 1976 album of the same name by the Stills-Young Band, has become a staple of Young's catalog: an all-purpose benediction for long life. But it was originally a tribute to Young's first car, a hearse that he nicknamed "Mort" and drove around Winnipeg.
12. He overuses the word "great"
From Young's 2012 autobiography, Waging Heavy Peace: "Canadians say great a lot, in case you haven't noticed. I know. I have looked up many other words I could have used in the thesaurus, but that is not my style. I prefer to be boring and use the same words over and over, because that is more true to who I really am. That may not work for you if you pride yourself on your great vocabulary."
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