Stompin' Tom Connors: Canada Day Up Canada Way

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Canada Day Up Canada Way

It's Canada Day up Canada way
on the first day of July
And we're shouting "hooray"
up Canada way when the maple leaf flies high
When the silver jets from east to west
go streaming through our skies
We'll be shouting "hooray" up Canada way
when the great parade goes by

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

It's Canada Day up Canada way
on the coast of Labrador
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
on the wide Pacific shore
People everywhere have a song to share
on Canada's holiday
From Pelee Island in the sunny south to the North Pole far away

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

It's Canada Day up Canada way
when the long, cold winter's done
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
for the great day yet to come
Where maple trees grow maple leaves
when the northern sun is high
We're Canadians
and we're born again on the first day of July

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!
It's Canada Day up Canada way
from the lakes to the prairies wide
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
on the St. Lawrence River side
People everywhere have a song to share on Canada's holiday
From P.E. Island to the sunny south
to the North Pole far away

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!



songwriter: Stompin' Tom Connors

performed by: Stompin' Tom Connors

Tom Charles 'Stompin' Tom' Connors was born out of wedlock on February 9, 1936, in Saint John, New Brunswick to a teenaged mother, Isabel Connors, and her boyfriend, Thomas Sullivan.

Stompin' Tom's early childhood was spent in a low-security penitentiary with his mother. Seized by the Children's Aid Society, he was adopted out to the Aylward family in Prince Edward Island.

At age fifteen, Stompin' Tom left his adoptive family and hitchhiked across Canada making money to support himself by playing music with his guitar and singing. It was in Timmins, Ontario, so the story goes, that Stompin' Tom traded a few songs for a beer, the lucky break which turned into a recording contract with a radio station.

During the mid-seventies, Stompin' Tom recorded an album called "The Consumer" which became the theme song for a popular CBC show, "The Marketplace." From this early success, he was given his own mini-series on CBC Television called 'Stompin' Tom's Canada' which ran for 26 shows, 30 minutes each. Thus, he became a household name in Canada.

Stompin' Tom never forgot the bartender in Timmins who had helped to launch his career. The two have co-written songs together and produced a songbook of the 250 Stompin' Tom songs.

After a successful career, which was not without its controversies, Stompin' Tom retired to a farm in rural Ontario.

His music won him six Juno Awards; however, in a dispute over nomination candidates, he returned them to the Juno committee. His irascible nature notwithstanding, Stompin' Tom received a Doctor of Laws degree from St. Thomas University in 1993. Three years later, the University of Toronto granted him an honourary LL.D. The pinnacle of his pride came with the honour of being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. In the Greatest Canadian List, he ranked thirteenth.

In Stompin' Tom's vernacular, he would say it wasn't bad for a guy who made a career out of stomping the floor with his left foot in noisy bars and beer-drinking establishment. Somehow he had to keep his rhythm, eh?





































Canada Day Up Canada Way

It's Canada Day up Canada way
on the first day of July
And we're shouting "hooray"
up Canada way when the maple leaf flies high
When the silver jets from east to west
go streaming through our skies
We'll be shouting "hooray" up Canada way
when the great parade goes by

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

It's Canada Day up Canada way
on the coast of Labrador
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
on the wide Pacific shore
People everywhere have a song to share
on Canada's holiday
From Pelee Island in the sunny south to the North Pole far away

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!

It's Canada Day up Canada way
when the long, cold winter's done
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
for the great day yet to come
Where maple trees grow maple leaves
when the northern sun is high
We're Canadians
and we're born again on the first day of July

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!
It's Canada Day up Canada way
from the lakes to the prairies wide
And we're shouting "hooray" up Canada way
on the St. Lawrence River side
People everywhere have a song to share on Canada's holiday
From P.E. Island to the sunny south
to the North Pole far away

CHORUS: Oh Canada, standing tall together
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!
We'll raise our hands and hail our flag
THE MAPLE LEAF FOREVER!



songwriter: Stompin' Tom Connors

performed by: Stompin' Tom Connors

Tom Charles 'Stompin' Tom' Connors was born out of wedlock on February 9, 1936, in Saint John, New Brunswick to a teenaged mother, Isabel Connors, and her boyfriend, Thomas Sullivan.

Stompin' Tom's early childhood was spent in a low-security penitentiary with his mother. Seized by the Children's Aid Society, he was adopted out to the Aylward family in Prince Edward Island.

At age fifteen, Stompin' Tom left his adoptive family and hitchhiked across Canada making money to support himself by playing music with his guitar and singing. It was in Timmins, Ontario, so the story goes, that Stompin' Tom traded a few songs for a beer, the lucky break which turned into a recording contract with a radio station.

During the mid-seventies, Stompin' Tom recorded an album called "The Consumer" which became the theme song for a popular CBC show, "The Marketplace." From this early success, he was given his own mini-series on CBC Television called 'Stompin' Tom's Canada' which ran for 26 shows, 30 minutes each. Thus, he became a household name in Canada.

Stompin' Tom never forgot the bartender in Timmins who had helped to launch his career. The two have co-written songs together and produced a songbook of the 250 Stompin' Tom songs.

After a successful career, which was not without its controversies, Stompin' Tom retired to a farm in rural Ontario.

His music won him six Juno Awards; however, in a dispute over nomination candidates, he returned them to the Juno committee. His irascible nature notwithstanding, Stompin' Tom received a Doctor of Laws degree from St. Thomas University in 1993. Three years later, the University of Toronto granted him an honourary LL.D. The pinnacle of his pride came with the honour of being made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1996. In the Greatest Canadian List, he ranked thirteenth.

In Stompin' Tom's vernacular, he would say it wasn't bad for a guy who made a career out of stomping the floor with his left foot in noisy bars and beer-drinking establishment. Somehow he had to keep his rhythm, eh?





































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Quiz #: 3216
Trust old Stompin' Tom Connors to party up a storm on Canada Day!
Quiz by: Sharon Michiko Yoneda
Low Intermediate

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