Misc Unsigned Bands Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John chords
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Big Bad John:Jimmy (Ray) Dean. #1 Hot 100..#1 Adult Contemp..#1 Country in 1961. INTRO: F G F G Big John, Big John.. #1. G F Every morning at the mine you could see him arrive, G F he stood six foot six and weighed two forty five. #2. G F Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip, G F G and everybody knew you didn't give no lip, to Big John. CHORUS: Em C D G Big John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John.. F G Big John. #3. G F Nobody seemed to know where John called home, G F he just drifted into town and stayed all alone. #4. G F He didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy, G F G and if you spoke at all, you just said, hi, to Big John. #5. G F Somebody said he came from New Orleans, G F where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen. G F And a crashing blow from a huge right hand, G F G sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land, Big John. CHORUS: Em C D G Big John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John.. F G Big John. #6. G F Then came the day at the bottom of the mine, G F when a timber cracked and men started cryin'. G F Miners were praying and hearts beat fast.. G F And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last, G 'cept John. #7. G F Through the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell, G F walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well. G F Grabbed a sagging timber and gave out with a groan, G F G And like a giant Oak tree he just stood there alone, Big John. CHORUS: Em C D G Big John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John.. G G# Big John. #8. G# F# And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove, G# F# then a miner yelled out, 'There's a light up above!' G# F# And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave.. G# F# G# Now, there's only one left, down there to save..Big John. #9. G# F# With jacks and timbers they started back down, G# F# then came that rumble way down in the ground. G# F# And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine.. G# F# G# Everybody knew it was the end of the line, for Big John. CHORUS: Fm C# D# G# Big John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John.. F# G# Big John. #10. G# F# Now, they never reopened that worthless pit, G# F# They just placed a marble stand in front of it. G# F# These few words are written on that stand.. G# F# G# 'At the bottom of this mine, lies a big, big man, Big John.' CHORUS: Fm C# D# G# Big John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John.. F# G# Big John. OUTRO: F# G# F# G# Big John..Big Bad John..(Fade.) A sixties smash from Kraziekhat.