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Thread #4571   Message #4030921
Posted By: Joe Offer
29-Jan-20 - 03:29 AM
Thread Name: Origins: The Big Rock Candy Mountain(s)
Subject: Origins: Big Rock Candy Mountain
There's an interesting discussion of the authorship of "Big Rock Candy Mountain" on this page about Marshall Locke: An excerpt:

The 1935 Catalog of Copyright Entries shows that Charles Tyner and Marshall P. Locke entered a copyright for "The Big Rock Candy Mountains" on November 30, 1934.

Also take a look at Nowhere in America: The Big Rock Candy Mountain and Other Comic Utopias, by Hal Rammel (the cheapest copy I could find was over $100, so I declined). An excerpt: Here's that 1928 Haywire Mac recording of "The Big Rock Candy Mountains":