Harry McClintock

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Birthday
8, 1882
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 24, 1957 (74)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
8, 1882
Birthplace
Tennessee
Death Date
Apr 24, 1957 (74)

About

Known as "Haywire Mac," McClintock is a country musician and poet who sang "Big Rock Candy Mountain," which was featured in the film O' Brother Where Art Thou?

Before Fame

He ran away from home as a child to join the circus and went on to have many odd jobs including a being seaman, a civilian mule-train packer, and a railroader.

Trivia

He was featured in Robert Crumb's series of Heroes of Blues, Jazz, and Country trading cards.

Family Life

He was born to a railroad cabinet maker.

Associated With

He was the first person to sing Joe Hill's song, "The Preacher and the Slave," in public.

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