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leigh
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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  21:00:04  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Good ol' Stomping Tom has passed away today. It's the end of an era folks. I have fond memories of his music, especially The Hockey Song, of course!

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/stompin-tom-connors-dies-at-77/article9400045/?service=mobile

Sad day.

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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  21:05:20  Reply with Quote
On a related note here is a link to the letter he wrote to his fans earlier in the week to be read after his death. What a great Canadian!

http://m.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/stompin-tom-connors-final-letter-to-his-fans/article9407119/?service=mobile
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Posted - 03/06/2013 :  22:07:29  Reply with Quote
Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight.
But Stompin's gone, the song goes on, but it just doesn't seem quite right.
The fans jump up, when his song is sung, by all those in the rink.
And to those who rise, can we all surmise, Stompin' Tom is worth a raised drink.

OH! The good ol' Hockey game, is the best game you can name.
And the best game you can name, is the good ol' Hockey game.

Good night Tom.
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dgg1412
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Posted - 03/07/2013 :  06:28:11  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A true Canadian he will be missed but never forgotten. RIP Tom
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Posted - 03/07/2013 :  08:29:30  Reply with Quote
Looking forward to HNIC's tribute of Stompin' Tom, which I'm sure they will do on Saturday!
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slozo
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Posted - 03/08/2013 :  06:28:29  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Stompin' Tom's "The Good 'Ol Hockey Game" is a great reason for all of us hockey fans to certainly tip a hat/beer in his memory. Salt of the earth guy and proudest Canadian ever, he immortalised what it means to be Canadian in this song . . .

The Hockey Song (The Good Old Hockey Game)

Hello out there! We're on the air,
It's Hockey Night tonight;
Tension grows, the whistle blows,
And the puck goes down the ice.
The goalie jumps, and the players bump,
And the fans all go insane;
Someone roars, "Bobby scores!"
At the good old hockey game.

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

[spoken] "Second period...."
Where players dash with skates a-flash,
The home team trails behind;
But they grab the puck and go bursting up,
And they're down across the line.
They storm the crease like bumble bees,
They travel like a burning flame;
We see them slide the puck inside,
It's a one-one hockey game.

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

[spoken] "Third period! Last game in the playoffs, too!"
Oh, take me where the hockey players
Face-off down the rink;
And the Stanley Cup is all filled up,
For the champs who win the drink.
Now the final flick of a hockey stick,
And the one gigantic scream:
"The puck is in" - The home team wins
The good old hockey game!

Oh! The good old hockey game,
Is the best game you can name;
And the best game you can name,
Is the good old Hockey game!

[Repeat chorus as often as required.]

Rest in peace, Stompin' Tom.

"Take off, eh?" - Bob and Doug
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Guest4178
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Posted - 03/08/2013 :  09:03:16  Reply with Quote
A friend of mine (Mike Plume) wrote a song commemorating Stompin' Tom. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYa0F39Vcv0
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leigh
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Posted - 03/08/2013 :  12:00:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Guest4178

A friend of mine (Mike Plume) wrote a song commemorating Stompin' Tom. Check it out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYa0F39Vcv0



Great song Guest! Please tell your firend it's a really good tribute. I recomment people watch this. I've posted it on my Facebook wall too
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