Big Bad John Karaoke - Jimmy Dean

This title is a cover of Big Bad John as made famous by Jimmy Dean

Formats included:


The CDG format (also called CD+G or MP3+G) is suitable for most karaoke machines. It includes an MP3 file and synchronized lyrics (Karaoke Version only sells digital files (MP3+G) and you will NOT receive a CD).

This universal format works with almost any device (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Connected TVs...)

This format is suitable for KaraFun Windows Player, a free karaoke software. It allows you to turn on or off the backing vocals, lead vocals, and change the pitch or tempo.

Your purchase allows you to download your video in all of these formats as often as you like.


With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

Tempo: variable (around 173 BPM)

In the same key as the original: G

Duration: 03:04 - Preview at: 01:35

Release date: 1961
Genres: Country, In English
Original songwriter: Jimmy Dean

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Big Bad John

Every morning at the mine
You could see him arrive
He stood six foot six and weighed two fourty five
Kinda broad at the shoulder and narrow at the hip
And everybody knew you didn't give no lip to Big John
Big bad John
Nobody seemed to know where John called home
He just drifted into town and stayed all alone
Didn't say much kinda quiet and shy
And if you spoke at all you 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 crash'n blow from a huge right hand
Sent a Louisiana fella to the Promised Land, Big John
Big bad 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 they'd breathed their last
'Cept John
Through the dust and the smoke of this manmade hell
Walked a giant of a man the miners' knew well
Grabbed a saggin' timber and gave out with a groan
And like a giant oak tree just stood there alone Big John
Big bad John
And with all of his strength he gave a mighty shove
And then a miner yelled out there's a light up above
And twenty men scrambled from a would be grave
And 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
The smoke and the gas belched outta that mine
Everybody knew it was the end of the line
For Big John
Big bad 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 bad John
Big bad John

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