Bud the Spud

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"Bud the Spud"
Single by Stompin' Tom Connors
from the album Bud The Spud and Other Favourites
Released 1969
Genre Country
Label Dominion
Songwriter(s) Stompin' Tom Connors
Stompin' Tom Connors singles chronology
"Bud the Spud"
"Big Joe Mufferaw"
"Bud the Spud"
"Big Joe Mufferaw"

"Bud the Spud" is a song by Stompin' Tom Connors released in 1969[1] on the album Bud The Spud and Other Favourites.[2] The song is an account of a trucker who hauls potatoes from Prince Edward Island.[3] The song became known through word-of-mouth as well as through radio airplay on CBC Radio.[4] The song was made available digitally for the first time on Canada Day in 2008.[5]

The song was turned into an illustrated children's book in 1994 featuring Bud the truck driver, and his dog.[6][7]

Chart performance[edit]

"Bud the Spud" peaked at number 26 on the RPM Country Tracks chart on February 28, 1970.[8]

Chart (1969–1970) Peak
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 26


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  2. ^ "Discography". stompintom.com. A-C-T Records Ltd. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  3. ^ Steenman-Marcusse, Conny (2002). The Rhetoric of Canadian Writing. Rodopi. pp. 278–279. ISBN 978-90-420-1290-5. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  4. ^ Nicks, Joan; Jeanette Sloniowski, eds. (2002). Slippery Pastimes: Reading the Popular in Canadian Culture. Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press. p. 247. ISBN 978-0-88920-388-4. Retrieved 2009-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Stompin’ Tom’s ’Bud the Spud’ to be made available digitally on Canada Day". Edmonton Sun. Canoe Inc. 2008-06-30. Archived from the original on 2009-01-13. Retrieved 2009-01-13. 
  6. ^ Green, Richard. "Connors, Stompin' Tom". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion. Archived from the original on 2010-02-19. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  7. ^ Abel, Ann (2002). "Bud the Spud. (Picture Books).(Book Review)(Children's Review)(Brief Article)". Resource Links. Retrieved 19 February 2010. 
  8. ^ "RPM Country Singles for February 28, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 25 March 2011.