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Big Bad John

Country Crusaders14 Apr 2013

Big Bad John Lyrics

Big John

 

Big John

 

Ev'ry 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

And everybody knew ya didn't give no lip to Big John

 

(Big John Big John)

Big Bad John

 

(Big John)

 

Nobody seemed to know where John called home

 

He just drifted into town and stayed all alone

He didn't say much he kinda quiet and shy

And if you spoke at all he just said "Hi" to Big John

 

Somebody said he came from New Orleans

Where he got in a fight over a Cajun Queen

And a crashin' blow from a huge right hand

Sent a Louisiana fellow to the Promised Land Big John

 

(Big John Big John)

Big Bad John

 

(Big John)

 

Then came the day at the bottom of the mine

When a timber cracked and men started cryin'

Miners were prayin' and hearts beat fast

And everybody thought that they'd breathed their last 'cept John

 

Through the dust and the smoke of this man made hell

Walked a giant of a man that the miners knew well

Grabbed a saggin' timber gave out with a groan

And like a giant Oak tree he just stood there alone Big John

 

(Big John Big John)

Big Bad John

 

(Big John)

 

And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove

Then a miner yelled out "There's a light up above"

And twenty men scrambled from a would-be grave

Now there's only one left down there to save Big John

 

With jacks and timbers they started back down

Then came that rumble way down in the ground

And then smoke and gas belched out of that mine

Everybody knew it was the end of the line for Big John

 

(Big John Big John)

Big Bad John

 

(Big John)

 

Now they never reopened that worthless pit

They just placed a marble stand in front of it

 

These few words are written on that stand

 

At the bottom of this mine lies a big big man Big John

 

(Big John Big John)

Big Bad John

 

(Big John)

 

(Big John)

Big Bad John

 

Big Bad John - Country Crusaders