The Big Rock Candy Mountain


Reverend Blair
#1
Peapod has a thread all about her own little world. Unfortunately she banned beer. As much as I like and respect Pea, there are some things that are sacred, even to me. Beer built the pyramids and Stonehenge. There wouldn't be a detached garage on the entire planet without the special powers of beer.

So I thought we needed a thread for the rest us, those of who are hobos at heart. This is it.

Quote:

Big Rock Candy Mountain




One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came a hobo hiking and he said boys I'm not turning
I'm headin for a land that's far away beside the crystal fountains
So come with me we'll go and see the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains there's a land that's fair and bright
Where the handouts grow on bushes and you sleep out every night
Where the boxcars are all empty and the sun shines every day
On the birds and the bees and the cigarette trees
Where the lemonade springs where the bluebird sings
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains all the cops have wooden legs
And the bulldogs all have rubber teeth and the hens lay soft boiled eggs
The farmer's trees are full of fruit and the barns are full of hay
Oh, I'm bound to go where there ain't no snow
Where the rain don't fall and the wind don't blow
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains you never change your socks
And the little streams of alcohol come a-trickling down the rocks
The brakemen have to tip their hats and the railroad bulls are blind
There's a lake of stew and of whiskey too
You can paddle all around 'em in a big canoe
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the jails are made of tin
And you can walk right out again as soon as you are in
There ain't no short handled shovels, no axes saws or picks
I'm a goin to stay where you sleep all day
Where they hung the jerk that invented work
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains

I'll see you all this coming fall in the Big Rock Candy Mountains

If there ever was a heaven, I think Mr. Guthrie described it pretty well.
 
peapod
#2
vey cool rev...I return the sediment...I really like and respect you to Rev...someday I hope to meet you and mrs rev...I am sure she could tell me some vey interesting dirt...I mean stuff :P Next year I will be in the peg....please lock the dogs up when I come over.
 
Reverend Blair
#3
The dogs will love you, Pea. They love everybody.
 

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