Sunday, May 17, 2009

Weekly Geeks - A Literary Tour

This week's Geek's challenge was to take a literary tour of our hometown and share it. I had 2 options with this one. The first was to take my current hometown and write about it. The second was to take the hometown I grew up with and write that instead. Both towns are nowhere near each other. (The first is in New Brunswick, the 2nd in British Columbia). I decided to go with my current hometown because of Stompin' Tom Connors.

Stompin' Tom is a Canadian legend! He is the author of over 300 songs, the most famous being...?

Sing along everyone!
Hello out there, we're on the air, it's 'Hockey Night' tonight.
Tension grows, the wistle 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 ol' Hockey Game.

:: CHORUS ::
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.

Second Period.

Where players dash, with skates aflash, 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 1-1 hockey game.


Third Period. Last game of the playoff 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 ol' hockey game.

(Chorus x3)

The Hockey Song is by far the most requested song by my middle schoolers. They love it! They vie to be the class the gets to perform it at our Christmas Concert. It's classic (anything that will get middle school boys to sing is good for me).

My hockey loving 4 year old son loves it too. Fortunately, it has been made into a children's book, titled "Hockey Night Tonight"

He may not be fancy, but he is truly Canadian and we love him! Stompin' Tom Connors from Saint John, New Brunswick.


Ali said...

Fun post! We're hockey fans at my house, too. It makes my husband sad that they don't really play much in Oregon (we moved here from Wisconsin 17 years ago). He's been loving that it's actually been on TV this week--a rarity! I'll have to play the song for him and see if he's heard it before.

Anonymous said...

heard of Stompin' Tom Connors before. Great post!

Maree said...

Too funny!
Happy Weekly Geeks :)

Anonymous said...

LOL've never heard of the dear man. But that says more of me than of him! ;)

Melissa said...

That's SO fun. Thanks for sharing!