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Harry McClintock


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Harry McClintock (October 8, 1882 - April 24, 1957), also known as “Haywire Mac,” was an American country music composer and labor organizer, best known for his song “Big Rock Candy Mountain”, as well as his ballad, “Hallelujah, I’m a Bum”. He was also credited as being the first person to sing “The Preacher and the Slave”, a song by Joe Hill, in public. He was a lifelong member of the Industrial Workers of the World. McClintock was from Knoxville, Tennessee.


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  • memristor


    25 Mar 2013 Reply
  • purplehazethc

    Glad O Brother Where Art Thou? turned me onto some cool music.

    13 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mace40

    “Haywire Mac," they don't give out nicknames like that anymore.

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • doran666

    the man

    10 Feb 2010 Reply
  • mecha51

    "Where they hung the jerk that invented work. In the Big Rock Candy Mountains." Hahaha!! That makes me laugh every time. Watched O Brother last night, grabbed the soundtrack this morning. Good stuff!

    7 Feb 2010 Reply
  • allbadendsall

    I can't find this anywhere. Help plz :(

    27 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Yamber

    that's one sexual grandpa

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • bleedflowers

    LOL I can't believe I'm a top listener. ;___;

    16 Jun 2008 Reply
  • aibom

    26,287 listeners but only one group connection. WTF?

    27 May 2008 Reply
  • Mindo91

    I love his song called Kagemann

    14 May 2008 Reply
  • anarcho_atlatl

    The day that Thatcher dies = best tag ever!

    25 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Tabletter

    Haha, why do you think Big Rock Candy Mountain is highly sexual?

    14 Nov 2007 Reply
  • captain__hook

    Good, but highly sexual?!?! That song reminds me of my grandpa. ;_;

    7 Sep 2007 Reply

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