The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4571   Message #583440
Posted By: Joe_F
31-Oct-01 - 06:16 PM
Thread Name: Origins: The Big Rock Candy Mountain(s)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: More Big Rock Candy Mountain
Alan Lomax, in _The Folk Songs of North America_, quotes from McClintock's original version:

The punk rolled up his big blue eyes
And said to the jocker, `Sandy,
I've hiked and hiked and wandered, too,
But I an't seen any candy.
I've hiked and hiked till my feet are sore,
I'll be God-damned if I hike any more
To be -------------------------------------
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains.

The dash is Lomax's; your guess is as good as mine.