Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

30 Oct 2001, 13:44 p.m.

So Leonard was singing "Big Rock Candy Mountain" the other…

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

So Leonard was singing "Big Rock Candy Mountain" the other day, so of course I sought the lyrics:
It does seem a little bit absurd to me that, on the one hand, this page encourages kids to learn the song, and on the other hand, it takes such pains to tell the kiddies that actually living among cigarette trees and lakes of gin would not be a good thing.