Misc Unsigned Bands – Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John chords

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 GBig John, Big John..
#1.
G FEvery morning at the mine you could see him arrive,
G Fhe stood six foot six and weighed two forty five.
#2.
G FKinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip,
G F Gand everybody knew you didn't give no lip, to Big John.
CHORUS:
Em C D GBig John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John..
F G Big John.
#3.
G FNobody seemed to know where John called home,
G Fhe just drifted into town and stayed all alone.
#4.
G FHe didn't say much, kinda quiet and shy,
G F Gand if you spoke at all, you just said, hi, to Big John.
#5.
G FSomebody said he came from New Orleans,
G Fwhere he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen.
G FAnd a crashing blow from a huge right hand,
G F Gsent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land, Big John.
CHORUS:
Em C D GBig John, Big Jo..hn..Big bad John..
F G Big John.
#6.
G FThen came the day at the bottom of the mine,
G Fwhen a timber cracked and men started cryin'.
G FMiners were praying and hearts beat fast..
G FAnd everybody thought that they'd breathed their last,
G'cept John.
#7.
G FThrough the dust and the smoke of this man-made hell,
G Fwalked a giant of a man that the miners knew well.
G FGrabbed a sagging timber and gave out with a groan,
G F GAnd like a giant Oak tree he just stood there alone, Big John.
CHORUS:
Em C D GBig 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.)
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