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  1. BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

This track is public domain, but nobody seems to know who wrote the original version.
I love the colorful lyrics in this song so much that I have included it here for your enjoyment. I think I wrote this in a past life....

Lyrics

One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fires were burning
Down the tracks came a hobo hikin', and he said, "Boys, I'm not turning!
I'm headed for a land that's far away, beside the crystal fountains
So come with me, we'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, the land is fair and bright
And the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars all are empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
The lemonade springs, where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, all the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
Where the farmers trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, you never change your socks
And the little streams of alcohol come trickling down the rocks
Where the brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad dogs are blind
There's a lake of stew and of whiskey, too
You can paddle all around it in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains, the jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain't no short-handled shovels, no axes, sawes, nor picks
Oh, I'm bound to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk who invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

Oh, I'll see you all this coming fall,
We'll have a ball with some alcohol
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains!"



(Public Domain)
Copyright 2012 Dog of the Moon

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