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Stompin' Tom Connors has written a song about a new Canadian hero -- Erika Nordby, the Edmonton toddler who miraculously survived after wandering outside during a frigid February night.

Brian Edwards, Mr. Connors's agent, said the plight of the little girl, who was found clinically dead with a stopped heart, touched the popular singer.

"It really moved him, he thought it was something else, so he decided to write about it," he said.

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Mr. Connors will record the ballad, which is entitled Erika Nordby (Canada's Miracle Child), this weekend, and plans to play it during a concert in Edmonton in July.

The song moved Leyla Nordby, Erika's mother, to tears. She said she plans to hang a framed copy of lyrics on her wall.

The chorus is: "Erika Nordby, Erika Nordby / Captured the world with her smile /Come hear the story of Erika Nordby / Canada's Miracle Child."

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