Big Rock Candy Mountain

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Burl Ives

Burl Icle Ivanhoe Ives (June 14, 1909 - April 14, 1995) was an American actor, writer and folk music singer. As an actor, Ives's work included comedies, dramas, and voice work in theater, television, and motion pictures. Music critic John Rockwell said, "Ives's voice ... had the sheen and finesse o… more »

Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the cigarette trees
The soda water fountain 
 Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings 
In that Big Rock Candy Mountain

On a summer day in the month of May
A burly bum came a hiking 
Down a shady lane through the sugar cane
He was looking for his liking 
As he strolled along he sang a song of the land of milk and honey  Where a bum can stay for many a day
And he won't need any money 

Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the cigarette trees
The soda water fountain 
 Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings 
In that Big Rock Candy Mountain

In the Big Rock Candy Mountain
The cops have wooden legs
The bulldogs all have rubber teeth
And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs
The farmers' trees are full of fruit 
The barns are full of hay
I want to go where there ain't no snow
 Where the sleet don't fall and the wind don't blow
In that Big Rock Candy Mountain

Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the cigarette trees
The soda water fountain 
 Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings 
In that Big Rock Candy Mountain

Oh, the buzzin' of the bees in the cigarette trees
The soda water fountain 
 Where the lemonade springs and the bluebird sings 
In that Big Rock Candy Mountain

Written by: BURL IVES

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Big Rock Candy Mountain