I have just come upon something that now puzzles me... When I was at primary school, aged about seven, I remember on some afternoons we had to sit on the Hall floor around the music teacher's piano. I was never any good at picking up words to songs, so, it's rather odd that I can remember the opening few words from 'Big Rock Candy Mountain.' Since those school days I have never heard this song on shows or media (well, not very often.) I recently caught myself singing those few words and thought I would at last look them up on Google. I am now puzzled by... Why did the music teacher teach us to sing a song about down and outs? I don't think any of us young kids would have any idea (back then) what the song was about? The song words... Two versions, First version has the line ''Where they hung the jerk that invented work''. Second version has the line ''Where a bum can stay for many a day, and he won’t need any money.'' https://www.lyricsplayground.com/alpha/songs/b/bigrockcandymountain.html Ps. Am I blogging? Pss. Would anyone like to jam with me?