Big Rock Candy Mountain
October 25, 2010, 6:40 am
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First recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928, Big Rock Candy Mountain is a is a song about a hobo’s idea of paradise, a modern version of the medieval concept of Cockaigne. It is a place where “hens lay soft boiled eggs” and there are “cigarette trees.” The song is has been used in many places, most recently in an commercial for LL Bean … either way little streams of whiskey sound good to me.

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still brings a tear to my eye everytime i hear it!

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