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Bob P Origins: Big Rock Candy Mountain (John Hartford) (33) RE: Big Rock Candy Mountain (Hartford) 25 Jul 01

The cigarette reference is one of the most valuable
phrases in all of American literature even if it's
just a folk song.

The innocence of it compares with Huck's concept of

We appreciate the circumstances and understand more
about ourselves in understanding that they were
reacting naturally to their environment.

It causes us to look around at stuff we think of as
natural behavior, that someday people will look back
and shake their heads.

I've seen stuff in today's threads that qualify.

Says me, Bob P

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