Big Rock Candy Mountains
Harry McClintock; Burl Ives 1928
  (Riverboat 1020)   Scott Smith

OPENER    Basic

Circle left
*One evening as the sun went down and the jungle fire was burning
Down the track came Hobo Jack sayin' "Boys, I'm not turning"

Left allemande the corner run back you dosado
Allemande left with the corner girl, you're gonna weave around, let's go
Wind and you weave and you weave and you wind when you gonna meet your date
Swing and whirl the pretty little girl and you promenade all eight
**I'm headed for a land tonight that's filled with root beer fountains
Just follow me, and let's go see The Big Rock Candy Mountains


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Oh the Big Rock Candy Mountain is a land that's fair and bright
Where candy grows on bushes and you sleep out every night


**The sand tastes just like sugar and sweetens lemonade fountains
Cinnamon trees with licorice leaves The Big Rock Candy Mountains


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) promenade outside 1/2 around that ring
Gonna' walk to the middle and a right & left thru and you turn old Suzy Jane
Square thru in the middle and you muddle in the middle till you count 'em four
Dosado the corner girl you're gonna make a wave once more
Swing thru and then boys trade turn her by the right
Left allemande the corner girl you're gonna promenade tonight
***There's a pancake lake, and butter mate, you can bathe in syrup fountains
Just follow me, and let's go see The Big Rock Candy Mountains


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

4 ladies chain well you turn her with a left and then
You turn and chain, chain the lady right back home again
You join hands circle to the left you go walk, walk, walkin' on around
Left allemande the corner girl you're gonna' weave around that town
Well the rocks are made of chocolate and the sun shines every day
Swing and whirl the pretty little girl keep her and you promenade
**The sand tastes just like sugar and sweetens lemonade fountains
Cinnamon trees with licorice leaves The Big Rock Candy Mountains


ALTERNATE LYRICS

***There's a lake of stew, bread there too, you can bathe in gravy fountains

CLOSER    Basic

Four ladies promenade once around the ring
Right back home and swing your girl it's round and around I sing
Join hands circle left you go walk, walk, walkin' round
Left allemande that corner girl then weave around that town
In the Big Rock Candy Mountains the girls are oh so sweet
Swing and whirl that pretty little girl and promenade there, Pete
You've heard my song, it won't be long, soon we'll all be shoutin'
So follow me, and let's go and see The Big Rock Candy Mountains


TAG

Follow me, and let's go see
The Big Rock Candy Mountains

Music -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/viewsingle.php?RecordId=19137
Lyrics -- https://www.ceder.net/recorddb/lyrics.php?LyricsId=995