Who Sang Country Gentleman? John Mellencamp

John Mellencamp Big Daddy cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989-5-9
Genre: Rock Pop
Style: Country Rock/Southern Rock
length: 3:19
Country gentleman walked a crooked mile;
Got our money in his pocket.
Did it all with a very handsome smile.
Now, he's livin' it up in a great big office.
He ain't a-gonna help no poor man.
He ain't a-goona help no poor man.
He ain't a-gonna help no poor man.
He's just gonna help his rich friends.

He ain't a-gonna help no women.
He ain't a-gonna help no children.
He's just gonna help his rich friends.

Country gentleman, we see him on T.V.,
Glad handin' folks and chattin' to the nation.
We never knew what really to believe.
Just word upon slogan, with emotional connection.

[Chorus]
He ain't a-gonna help no poor man.
He ain't a-gonna help no children.
He ain't a-gonna help no women.
He's just gonna help his rich friends.

And, in the papers, all we'd ever read is
So and so big-shot signed his resignation.
Now, country gentleman; he wants us to believe
That he's kind and honest with the best intentions.

[Chorus]

Country gentleman, now there's a bird that flew
High above his nation; prayed on its weakness.
Picked our bones, and threw it in his stew.
Thank God he went back to California.

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Big Daddy of Them All
  • 2 To Live
  • 3 Martha Say
  • 4 Theo and Weird Henry
  • 5 Jackie Brown
  • 6 Pop Singer
  • 7 Void in My Heart
  • 8 Mansions in Heaven
  • 9 Sometimes a Great Notion
  • 10 Country Gentleman
  • 11 J.M.'s Question
  • 12 Let It All Hang Out