Bobcaygeon (song)

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Single by The Tragically Hip
from the album Phantom Power
Released February 1999
Recorded 1998
Genre Alternative rock, Folk rock
Length 4:55
Label Universal
Writer(s) The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip singles chronology
"My Music at Work"

"Bobcaygeon" is a song by Canadian alternative rock group The Tragically Hip. It was released in February 1999 as a single from their sixth album, Phantom Power. The song is named after Bobcaygeon, Ontario, a town in the Kawartha Lakes region about 160 km (100 mi) northeast of Toronto. Its lyrics also obliquely reference the Christie Pits riot of 1933, which arose from tensions between Toronto's working-class Jewish community and anti-semitic Swastika clubs following a baseball game ("their voices rang with that Aryan twang"). The song won the Juno Award for Single of the Year in 2000.[1][2]

Justin Rutledge recorded a cover of the song on his 2014 EP Spring Is a Girl.


Chart (1999) Peak
Canadian RPM Singles Chart[3] 3
Canadian RPM Rock Report[4] 2
Canadian RPM Adult Contemporary Chart[5] 43


  1. ^ Foley, Doug (2000-03-13). "Super Celebration; Junos are a crowd pleaser for TV and music fans alike" (PAY-PER-VIEW). The Spectator (Hamilton). Retrieved 2010-05-11. 
  2. ^ "2000 Juno Awards". MetroLeap Media. Retrieved 2009-12-29. 
  3. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 68, No. 24, April 5 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-08. 
  4. ^ "Rock/Alternative - Volume 69, No. 4, May 17 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 
  5. ^ "Adult Contemporary - Volume 69, No. 10, June 28 1999". RPM. Retrieved 2012-05-22. 

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Preceded by
"One Week" by Barenaked Ladies
Juno Award for Best Single
Succeeded by
"I'm Like a Bird" by Nelly Furtado