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Our Thanksgiving Legend of Big John

Barter Post - Big John Rainsville AL
Barter Post Big John Rainsville AL
 
Barter Post - Big John Rainsville AL
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  Our Thanksgiving Legend of Big John, also know as "Big Bad 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 Bad 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 "Big Bad 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 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 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 Bad 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 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 Johns Sits High in the Sky in front of our stores, The giant size statue is an original hand made 1950's, He was bought in the early days around 1980 from a drive-in movie / swap shop in Tarpon Springs Florida, Since I was a young man I always dreamed of owning it, so I purchased it from my boss and mentor and is now located on Old Highway 35 between Rainsville and Fort Payne AL 132 Old Highway 35 E. Rainsville AL OPEN Monday thru Friday 10-4 Saturday 10-6 and Closed Sundays website www.BarterPost.Net Jimmy Dean - Big Bad John Song Lyrics