BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAINS

Latest update on 11/10/2014

Artist: Harry McClintock
Author: traditional
Label: Victor
Year: 1928

Member of the Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.); author of labour songs as Sam Bass and Hallelujah Bum Again. His version's on the O Brother, Where Art Thou soundtrack (minus the plural form). Song about the hobo's paradise ("Where the cops have wooden legs and the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft-boiled eggs").

Covers:

1929:

Vernon Dalhart

1934:

Goebel Reeves [as The Big Rock Candy Mountain]

1939:

Tex Morton [idem]

1949:

Burl Ives [idem]

1957:

Pete Seeger

1960:

Dorsey Burnette

1962:

New Christy Minstrels

1962:

Oscar Brand & The Tarriers

1971:

Roger Whittaker

1986:

Beat Farmers

2004:

Demolition Doll Rods

2011:

Bruce Hornsby

American folksong in the oral tradition, first published in 1906.

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