Written by Jimmy Dean
Date 1961
Source Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales (album)
Publisher Sony / ATV Acuff Rose Music

"Big Bad John" is a country ballad co-written and originally sung by Jimmy Dean, becoming a No. 1 hit in 1961. On the October 24, 1963 broadcast of The Jimmy Dean Show, Dean sings it with Rowlf, retitled "Big Bad Dog" (with new lyrics describing Rowlf himself).

On the February 27, 1964 broadcast, Rowlf impersonated Jimmy Dean and sang the title "Big Bad John."

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