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Thread #4571 Message #24917
Posted By: Denver
01-Apr-98 - 01:58 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Big Rock Candy Mountain(s)
Subject: Big Rock Candy Mountain--Burle Ives' version
I have a friend who is a writer in France and needs the lyrics to Big Rock Candy Mountain that Burl Ives sang in 1952 (?). The data search here gives the original with the phrases "cigarette trees" etc. I remeber the Burl Ives version as considerably cleaned up, eg. "bubblegum trees" . . ." soda fountain" etc. Can anybody remember the version I'm trying to ferret out of my failing memory?