Music of the Day: Big Rock Candy Mountain

This was a kids sing-a-long song when I first heard it in elementary school. I've recently thought of it again and found out that Big Rock Candy Mountain was first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928. The original has lyrics not meant for children. Good thing Burl Ives re-recorded the song for children

  • "cigarette trees" are now "peppermint trees"
  • "streams of alcohol" become "streams of lemonade"

Only in the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

~ Simply Advanced ~

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