Big Rock Candy Mountain

Harry McClintock

{t:Big Rock Candy Mountain}
{st:Harry McClintock}

{c:Bluegrass Effect:}
|   F/C (2-0-1-3) for F , and G7sus4 (0-2-1-3) for G7 |

[C]One evening as the sun went down and the jungle [G7]fire was [C]burning
Down the track came a hobo hikin' and he said boys [G7]I'm not [C]turning
I'm [F]headed for a [C]land that's [F]far a[C]way be[F]side the crystal [G7]fountains
So [C]come with me we'll go and see the big rock [G7]candy [C]mountains

[C]In the big rock candy [C7]mountains there's a [F]land that's fair and [C]bright
Where the [F]handouts grow on [C]bushes and you [F]sleep out every [G7]night
Where the [C]boxcars all are [C7]empty and the [F]sun shines every [C]day
On the [F]birds and the [C]bees and the [F]cigarette [C]trees
The [F]lemonade [C]springs where the [F]bluebird [C]sings
In the [G7]big rock candy [C]mountains

[C]In the big rock candy [C7]mountains all the [F]cops have wooden [C]legs
And the [F]bulldogs all have [C]rubber teeth and the [F]hens lay soft boiled [G7]eggs
The [C]farmers' trees are [C7]full of fruit and the [F]barns are full of [C]hay
Oh I'm [F]bound to [C]go where there [F]ain't no [C]snow
Where the [F]rain don't [C]fall and the [F]wind don't [C]blow
In the [G7]big rock candy [C]mountains

[C]In the big rock candy [C7]mountains you [F]never change your [C]socks
And the [F]little streams of [C]alcohol come a-[F]tricklin' down the [G7]rocks
The [C]brakemen have to [C7]tip their hats and the [F]railroad bulls are [C]blind
There's a [F]lake of [C]stew and of [F]whiskey [C]too
You can [F]paddle all a[C]round 'em in a [F]big ca[C]noe
In the [G7]big rock candy [C]mountains

[C]In the big rock candy [C7]mountains the [F]jails are made of [C]tin
And [F]you can walk right [C]out again as [F]soon as you are [G7]in
There [C]ain't no short-handled [C7]shovels no [F]axes saws or [C]picks
I'm a-[F]going to [C]stay where you [F]sleep all [C]day
Where they [F]hung the [C]jerk who in[F]vented [C]work
In the [G7]big rock candy [C]mountains

{c:Whistle line 1 and line 4 of verse:}
|:   [C]   [C7]  [F]  [C]   [F]  [C]   [F]  [C]

I'll [F]see you [C]all this [F]coming [C]fall in the [G7]big rock candy [C]mountains

{t:Big Rock Candy Mountain}
| Alternate chords   [F/C]  [G7sus4]    |

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