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Big Rock Candy Mountain

(New Child-friendly Words by GrandBob)
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Generally attributed to Harry McClintock who first recorded it in 1928, "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a song about Hobo Heaven. It has since been rewritten, sung, and recorded by countless artists. Here is GrandBob's child-friendly version:
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LYRICS:
In the Big Rock Candy Mountain it's a land that's fair and bright. . .The bugs they never bite you,
and you sleep out every night. . .The stars all twinkle brightly, and the sun shines every day. . .I'm
bound to go where there ain't no snow, where the sleet don't fall, and the wind don't blow in the
Big Rock Candy Mountain

Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the butternut trees by the soda water fountain. . .Near the lemonade
springs where the bluebird sings, in the Big Rock Candy Mountain

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain you don't have to wash your socks. . .Little streams of apple
cider come rolling down the rocks. . .There's lots of milk and honey, and chocolate ice cream too.
. .There's a lake of stew and ginger ale too, and you paddle all around it in a big canoe in the Big
Rock Candy Mountain

I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow, where the sleet don't fall, and the wind don't blow in
the Big Rock Candy Mountain