1930’s Music and Escapism. Ms.Lim. Louis Armstrong - Hobo, You Can't Ride This Train http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8hvmv3UGMg.
In the Big Rock Candy MountainsYou never change your socksAnd the little streams of alcoholCome trickling down the rocksThe brakemen have to tip their hats And the railway bulls are blindThere's a lake of stewAnd of whiskey tooYou can paddle all around itIn a big canoeIn the Big Rock Candy MountainsIn the Big Rock Candy Mountains,The jails are made of tin.And you can walk right out again,As soon as you are in.There ain't no short-handled shovels,No axes, saws nor picks,I'm bound to stayWhere you sleep all day,Where they hung the jerkThat invented workIn the Big Rock Candy Mountains.....I'll see you all this coming fallIn the Big Rock Candy Mountains
Question 1) What would be the best part of Big Rock Candy Mountain?
Question 2) What part of the song do you find funny?
Question 3) What type of humour is this?
Question 4) How is this escapist?
Question 1) According to the song, what really matters in life?
Question 2) How would this song help people during the Depression?