Big Daddy of Them All

Album: Big Daddy (1989)

Songfacts®:

  • This was inspired by Burl Ives' portrayal of Big Daddy in the movie version of Tennessee Williams' Cat On A Hot Tin Roof. Mellencamp said in the liner notes for the On The Rural Route 7609 box set: "This song was more or less a postcard to myself, saying, 'You think Burl Ives wasn't so nice? Guess what, John.'"

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