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Another Novelty song from the 60’s

Big Bad John

“Big Bad John” is a country song originally performed by Jimmy Dean, who wrote and composed it.[1] It was released in September 1961 and by the beginning of November it had gone to number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It won Dean the 1962 Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording, and was nominated for the Grammy Award for Song of the Year.

The song and its sequels tell a story typical of American folklore, reminiscent of Paul Bunyan or John HenryBig Bad John was also the title of a 1990 television movie starring Dean.

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