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Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Big Rock Candy Mountain

On a summer day in the month of May
A burly bum came hiking
Down a shady lane through the sugar cane
He was looking for his liking
As he roamed along he sang a song
Of the land of milk and honey
Where a bum can stay for many a day
And he won't need any money

   Oh the buzzin' of the bees in the cigarette trees
   Near the soda water fountain
   At the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
   On the big rock candy mountain

There's a lake of gin we can both jump in
And the handouts grow on bushes
In the new-mown hay we can sleep all day
And the bars all have free lunches
Where the mail train stops and there ain't no cops
And the folks are tender-hearted
Where you never change your socks and you never throw rocks
And your hair is never parted   (Chorus)

Oh, a farmer and his son, they were on the run
To the hay field they were bounding
Said the bum to the son, "Why don't you come
To that big rock candy mountain?"
So the very next day they hiked away,
The mileposts they were counting
But they never arrived at the lemonade tide
On the big rock candy mountain   (Chorus)

Attributed to Haywire Mac MacClintock
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