Big Bad John

Jimmy Dean


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Conway Twitty
album: Track 1 in album Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales
release date: 1961-12
popularity : 365 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jimmy Dean Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales cover art


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(Big John, big John)
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to big John
Big bad John (big John)
Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy

Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen
Sent a Louisiana fellow to the promised land, big John
Big bad John (big John)
Then came the day at the bottom of the mine
Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast

Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well
And like a giant oak tree he just stood there alone, big John
Big bad John (big John)
And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave

Then came that rumble way down in the ground
Everybody knew it was the end of the line for big John
Big bad John (big John)
Now, they never reopened that worthless pit
These few words are written on that stand
Big John
Big bad John (big John)


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Bad John
  • 2 Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
  • 3 Sixteen Tons
  • 4 Make the Waterwheel Roll
  • 5 Gotta Travel On
  • 6 Oklahoma Bill
  • 7 Night Train to Memphis
  • 8 Grasshopper Macclain
  • 9 I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Wimmin)
  • 10 To a Sleeping Beauty