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Old November 09, 2012, 21:08   #1
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Take to the big rock candy mountains

Yep, I was listening to Harry McClintock, sounds like a nice place
One evening as the sun went down
And the jungle fires were burning,
Down the track came a hobo hiking,
And he said, "Boys, I'm not turning
I'm headed for a land that's far away
Besides the crystal fountains
So come with me, we'll go and see
The Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains,
There's a land that's fair and bright,
Where the handouts grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night.
Where the boxcars all are empty
And the sun shines every day
And 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
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
The winds 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
The brakemen have to tip their hats
And the railway bulls 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, saws nor picks,
I'm bound to stay
Where you sleep all day,
Where they hung the jerk
That invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.
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I'll see you all this coming fall
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains
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Old November 10, 2012, 19:59   #2
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Oh, bother where are you?

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Old November 10, 2012, 20:10   #3
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We're ina tight spot! How's my hair?
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I hate cows! Gimme that chahppa.


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Old November 11, 2012, 23:14   #5
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That is so damn prophetic, it makes me sick
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Old November 12, 2012, 00:38   #6
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Old November 12, 2012, 03:37   #7
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This song used to be heard on the radio in the South when I was a boy,,, my mother told me it was wriiten by a hobo to lure young boys into the "life",,,, momma didn't hold with hobo's,,, but I used to hear her humming the tune.
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It's like 7 degrees here in nun-zho-zha, too cold for the BRCM. This should be Barry soeterro's theme song.
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Old November 12, 2012, 10:47   #9
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Old November 12, 2012, 16:10   #10
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What about this Candy Mountain?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsGYh8AacgY
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Old November 14, 2012, 15:33   #12
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I used to know a gal named Candy and she sure had mountians. I would really like to go back to them.
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Old November 16, 2012, 12:54   #13
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Candy rock mountain

I was able to go to a Down from the Mountain tour concert,in Southaven,Ms several yrs past that featured all of the performors of the the movie Oh Brother Where art thou?

It was pure fun and enjoyable..
Best concert event I have ever been to....


I have it on cd ,dvd some where,(the concert),and also the movie...

Funny tho,Tishamingo co,in way north and east in the state,,,,

Any way great post.....
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