The Big Rock Candy Mountain

Burl Ives

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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 of opera without its latter-day Puccinian vulgarities and without the pretensions of operatic ritual. It was genteel in expressive impact without being genteel in social conformity. And it moved people." more »


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1996
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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

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