Big Rock Candy Mountain

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"Big Rock Candy Mountain" is a song derived from the concept of a hobo's dream of paradise and was first recorded by American singer and poet Harry McClintock in 1928.

McClintock claimed to have written the lyrics based on his own experiences; however, it seems possible that the song also used other ballads as inspiration, including: "An Invitation to Lubberland" and "The Apple-Knocker's Lament".

McClintock, also known by his hobo name of Haywire Mac, first sang an early version of the song while street busking in the 1890s.

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Molly, United States

13 January 2013 at 3:36pm

Oh I know an appropriate version from the children's video big rock candy mountain! It's a wee sing. Anyone heard of it?

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This song has been printed from the BusSongs.com website.