Mountainman  Series

Dr. Wallace Vosloo

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BIG ROCK CANDY MOUNTAIN

(Recorded in 1924)

(2/4 time, pick 4231, pick-strum P DU)

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One (C) evening (G) as the (C) sun went (G) down

And the (C) jungle (G) fire was (C) burning

Down the track came a (G) hobo (C) hiking,

And he said, "Boys, (F) I'm not (C) turning.

I'm (F) heading for a (C) land that's (G) far away,

Be-(C)-side the crystal (G) fountain,

So (C) come with (G) me. We'll (C) all go (G) see

The (C) big rock (F) candy (C) mountain.

In the big rock candy mountain

There's a (F) land that's fair and (C) bright,

Where the (F) handouts grow on (C) bushes,

And you (F) sleep out every (G) night.

The (C) boxcars all are empty,

And the (F) sun shines every (C) day

On the (F) birds and (C) bees and (F) cigarette (C) trees

And the (F) lemonade (C) springs where the (F) bluebird (C) sings

In the (G) big rock candy (C) mountain.

In the big rock candy mountain

All the (F) cops have wooden (C) legs,

The (F) bulldogs all have (C) rubber teeth,

And the (F) hens lay soft-boiled (G) eggs.

The (C) brakemen have to tip their hats

And the (F) railroad bulls are (C) blind.

Oh, I'm (F) gonna (C) go where there (F) ain't no (C) snow,

Where the (F) rain don't (C) fall and the (F) wind don't (C) blow,

In the (G) big rock candy (C) mountain.

In the big rock candy mountain

You (F) never change your (C) socks

And the (F) little streams of (C) alcohol

Come (F) trickling down the (G) rocks.

The (C) farmers' trees are full of fruit

And the (F) barns are full of (C) hay.

There's a (F) lake of (C) stew and of (F) whiskey (C) too,

You can (F) paddle all (C) around in a (F) big ca-(C)-noe,

In the (G) big rock candy (C) mountain.

In the big rock candy mountain

The (F) jails are made of (C) tin,

And (F) you can walk right (C) out again

As (F) soon as you are (G) in.

There (C) ain't no short-handled shovels,

No (F) axes, saws or (C) picks.

Oh, I'm (F) gonna (C) stay where you (F) sleep all (C) day,

Where they (F) hung the (C) jerk that in-(F)-vented (C) work,

In the (G) big rock candy (C) mountain.

Yes, I'll (F) see you (C) all this com-(F)-ing (C) fall

In the (G) big rock candy (C) mountain.


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