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Big Bad John

Lyrics

(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
full lyrics
(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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

country roots
folk influences
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic sonority
major key tonality
a spoken vocal delivery
prominent percussion
narrative lyrics
hard swingin' rhythm

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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I love this song elliottr@rus s e l l c s d $ $ $ $ $ & & ` ^ > > « ( ( ) ) ( ) ) ) ) ) ) 7 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 = = = = = # # # ! ! ! ! ! # ! # # ,


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Love this song
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It's ok
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Love this song :0
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r4mckinley
Below me it's called a ballad
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A good story not a song
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Big bad John
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I love it!
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Great song, love the sequel too.
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Awsome
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Love this and the Cajun Queen.
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great song
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roxannecrock e r 3 1
Jimmy dean makes better saugu
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This ending is the incorrect version. It should be At the bottom of this mine lies one hell of a man---Big John.
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wrahn13
No Geoge, no.
The inspiration for the character of Big John was an actor, John Minto, that Dean met in a summer stock play, Destry Rides Again, who was 6'5". Dean would call him "Big John" and grew to like the rolling sound of the phrase.
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He's taking about jonhy cash
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Yea big John makes it out . Saved by a Cajun Queen
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BIG JOHN!
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Big bad john
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cknight472
My middle name is John by the way, I'm big sweet John!!! Not really that big though. Lol
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about as classic country as u can get
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don't give no lip 2 Big Bad John
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:-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)
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I like this song!!!!!!! :)
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True story
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Just FYI there is a follow-up song to Big Bad John and his story. Found that a couple days ago: The Cajun Queen
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Kind of reminds me of my own father. Was a very, very big man, but of few words. Gone 12 years now.
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Great song
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Before the sausage was a string of great country tunes by Jimmy Dean, the best IMO is Big Bad John.
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Love
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cwade98
Awesome song
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Love this song. I feel so young commenting on this! I don't have any memories! I'm only 13! LOVE it anyways! Gene Autry is my definite favorite though! =)
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At the bottom of this mine lies a big, big man..... Big John.
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Best song in the univurse
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'Big Bad John'...Rosi e Odonnels out-house..( N o s m e l l y Toowelly)
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Great song my favorite
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My dad calls me big bad John and every time I hear this song I think of him
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bhawthorne81
this guy makes the best sausages too.
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I've got a grandpa John :)
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I use to ride around with my daddy in his old rusted out chev listening to music like this when i was a kid. Great memories. Thanks pandora.
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chris.shoema k e r 5 0
My 5 & 2 yr old love this song
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just think of my brother everytime I hear this song...
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Classic! I loved this song too, way back then and I still do today! Havn't heard it in so long, though. Thanks Pandora for the memories!!
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heard this as a kid. loved it then and now
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After this song was on the radio I was nick named Big John
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mlstax
Solid song. Well done. Never gets old.
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peter.poggi
Me Too!
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Man I love this story

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