Canadian music icon Stompin’ Tom Connors, who died Wednesday at his home in Ontario at age 77, is obviously best known for his hit ‘The Hockey Song.’
However, Connors also had a song about football simply titled Football Song. It appeared as the first track on the 1993 album Dr. Stompin’ Tom… Eh?
The song celebrates the game of football, in particular the Canadian Football League, with references to the Grey Cup.
“The man stood for everything that Canada stood for and he was very adamant that he stayed a Canadian and made it very apparent that he never left the country to advance his career and stayed very, very true to who he was,” Brian Edwards, a promoter who worked with Connors for years, told the Canadian Press.
Connors is survived by his wife Lena, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren.
A public celebration of his life featuring speakers and music will be held next Wednesday in Peterborough, Ont., the city where the musician got the name “Stompin’ Tom.”
With files from the Canadian Press