Ketchup Song (Stompin' Tom Connors song)

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"Ketchup Song"
Single by Stompin' Tom Connors
from the album Bud the Spud and Other Favourites
Released June 1970
Genre Country
Label Dominion
Songwriter(s) Stompin' Tom Connors
Stompin' Tom Connors singles chronology
"Big Joe Mufferaw"
(1970)
"Ketchup Song"
(1970)
"Luke's Guitar"
(1970)
"Big Joe Mufferaw"
(1970)
"Ketchup Song"
(1970)
"Luke's Guitar"
(1970)

"Ketchup Song" is a song written and recorded by Canadian country music artist Stompin' Tom Connors.

The song debuted at number 39 on the RPM Country Tracks chart on June 6, 1970.[1] It peaked at number 1 on July 25, 1970.[2]

Background and writing[edit]

According to Tom the song was written after he was approached by a policeman when he was hitchhiking through Leamington, Ontario, and was told to write "a nice loveable song about our nice loveable town of Leamington". Tom said the policeman had two belts on, one around his waist and one going from his waist to the shoulder.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1970) Peak
position
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RPM Country Singles for June 6, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Singles for July 25, 1970". RPM. Retrieved 25 March 2011. 
Preceded by
"She's a Little Bit Country"
by George Hamilton IV
RPM Country Tracks
number-one single

July 25-August 1, 1970
Succeeded by
"Wonder Could I Live There Anymore"
by Charley Pride