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Audio Recording Big Rock Candy Mountains

Big Rock Candy Mountains

About this Item


  • Big Rock Candy Mountains


  • McClintock, Harry (performer)
  • Eskin, Sam (recordist)

Created / Published

  • Library of Congress, 1968.


  • -  Fantasy
  • -  Tramps
  • -  Folk Songs--United States
  • -  Idaho
  • -  Utah
  • -  Tennessee
  • -  contemporary america (1945-present)
  • -  Songs and Music


  • -  First pubished on Library of Congress LP AFS L61 "Railroad Songs and Ballads," edited by Archie Green. (bibliographic history)
  • -  Recorded in San Pedro, California. (venue)
  • -  Recorded in 1951. (date)
  • -  The singer says that he composed this song while hoboing in his youth, inspired by hot springs in Idaho and Utah. (biographical)
  • -  Harry McKlintock was originally from Knoxville, Tennessee. (biographical)


  • sound recording


  • 1 sound recording


  • American Folklife Center

LC Classification

  • AFC 1952/021: AFS10506A4

Online Format

  • audio

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Chicago citation style:

Mcclintock, Harry, and Sam Eskin. Big Rock Candy Mountains. Library of Congress, 1968. Audio.

APA citation style:

McClintock, H. & Eskin, S. (1968) Big Rock Candy Mountains. Library of Congress. [Audio] Retrieved from the Library of Congress,

MLA citation style:

Mcclintock, Harry, and Sam Eskin. Big Rock Candy Mountains. Library of Congress, 1968. Audio. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.