Who Sang Big Ben Colson? Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Ronnie Van Zant
Release Date: 1969-6
length: 2:32
Lyrics
She was young and she was pretty a victim of a rich man's whim
When she met a wealthy gentleman Big Ben Colson and she had a child by him
Well he promised her a wedding that would give their child a name
But she waited at the altar till the sunset but her Big Ben never came
But she's not a bad girl didn't mean no wrong
She just loved the wrong man much too strong

Now he sits with the dignitaries and the wealthy ladies all love his charms
While she sits in a lonely shack in Alabama with his baby in her arms
But she's not a bad girl...

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 2 The Son of Hickory Hollow's Tramp
  • 3 The Law Is for Protection of the People
  • 4 Cincinnati Jail
  • 5 Watching the Trains Go By
  • 6 Big Ben Colson
  • 7 (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn
  • 8 If There's Not a Hell (There Ought to Be)
  • 9 Skip a Rope
  • 10 Wild as the Wind
  • 11 Drink Up and Go Home
  • 12 Rainy Day in Richmond

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin