Big Bad John Song Lyrics

Jimmy Dean

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(Big John, big John)
Every mornin' at the mine you could see him arrive
He stood six-foot-six and weighed two-forty-five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to big John
(Big John, big John)
Big bad John (big John)

Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all, you just said hi to Big John

Somebody said he came from New Orleans
Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen

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


  • credits


    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 : 921 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country

    Album Information

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