The Big Rock Candy Mountain

This one is a bonus from the soundtrack to O Brother, Where Art Thou.  I thought it was good enough to throw in here de pilon  a Heidi Corbin

One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning,
   
Down the track came a hobo hikiní and he said, ďBoys, Iím not turning.
Iím headed for a land thatís far away beside the crystal fount.
   
So come with me, weíll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountain.Ē

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, thereís a land thatís 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 everyday
   
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees.
The lemonade springs where the bluebird sings 
    in the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, 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.
    O Ií m bound to go where there ainít no snow
Where the rain donít fall and the wind donít blow 
    in the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, you never change your socks
   
And the little streams of alcohol come a- trickling down the rocks.
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
    Thereís a lake of stew and of whiskey too,
You can paddle all around them in a big canoe 
    in the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain, the jails are made of tin,
    And you can walk right out of them as soon as you are in.
There ainít no short-hand shovels, no axes,  saws or picks.
    
Iím going to stay where you sleep all day,
Where they hung the Turk that invented work 
    in the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

Iíll see you all this coming Fall, in the Big Rock Candy Mountain


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