Big Rock Candy Mountain


On the Big Rock Candy Mountain
The cops have wooden legs
The bulldogs all have rubber teeth
And the hens lay soft-boiled eggs

On the Big Rock Candy Mountain
You never change your socks
And little streams of alcohol
Come trickling down the rocks

Iím bound to go
Where the wind donít blow
On the big rock Candy Mountain

On the big rock Candy Mountain
Itís a land thatís fair and bright
Handouts grow on bushes
And you sleep out every night

Iím bound to go
Where the wind donít blow [fade-out]



Traditional hobo ballad attributed to Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock
The most famous and popular recording was made by Burl Ives






Tom Waits: Vocals (in character as "Rudy the Kraut")

From the movie ĎIronweedí 1987
No soundtrack album available

Track 19 on the bootleg ĎTales from the Underground Vol 3í






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