Jim Dandy Got Married
LaVern Baker Lyrics


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Jim Dandy done fell in love
Jim Dandy done fell in love
Jim Dandy done fell in love
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy rescued May
Fell in love with her the very same day
Got engaged that afternoon
Left that night on his honeymoon

Jim Dandy got married
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy gave May a kiss
Fought a lion with his two damn fists
Swam the ocean in a suit of steel
With a sign saying, my love is real

Jim Dandy got married
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy got married
Jim Dandy got married
Jim Dandy got married
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy was nicknamed Dan
Luckiest cat in all the land

Loved May so well it seems
In a month, she was plum insane

Jim Dandy got married
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Jim Dandy was summoned to court
May was suing for non support
Judge, she hollered
He would make you sob
Loving May is a full time job

Jim Dandy got married
Love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy

Love, love, love, Jim Dandy
Jim Dandy got married
He's real gone this time
Y'all hear, so long, Jim Dandy




He's gone, y'all
I know he won't be back now

Overall Meaning

The song "Jim Dandy Got Married" by LaVern Baker depicts the story of a man named Jim Dandy who falls in love at first sight with a woman named May. After rescuing her on the same day he meets her, the two get engaged and leave immediately on their honeymoon. Jim Dandy is described as a hero, fighting a lion with his bare fists and swimming the ocean in a suit of steel to demonstrate the strength of his love. However, it is revealed later in the song that May becomes insane from his overwhelming love and even takes him to court for non-support.


The song is a playful take on the concept of love and how it can often be overwhelming and sometimes even too much to handle. Jim Dandy is portrayed as a larger-than-life character who goes to great lengths to show his devotion to May, but ultimately his love is too much for her to bear. The catchy chorus of "love, Jim Dandy, love, Jim Dandy" adds to the light-hearted tone of the song and emphasizes the theme of love.


Line by Line Meaning

Jim Dandy done fell in love
Jim Dandy has fallen deeply in love with someone and feels very happy about it.


Jim Dandy rescued May
Jim Dandy saved May, the woman he loves, from a dangerous or difficult situation.


Got engaged that afternoon
Jim Dandy proposed to May and she agreed to marry him on that same day.


Left that night on his honeymoon
After getting engaged, Jim Dandy and May went on their honeymoon that same night.


Jim Dandy gave May a kiss
Jim Dandy kissed May to show his affection for her.


Fought a lion with his two damn fists
Jim Dandy bravely fought a fierce lion with his bare hands and won.


Swam the ocean in a suit of steel
Jim Dandy swam across the ocean while wearing a strong and unbreakable suit made of steel.


With a sign saying, my love is real
Jim Dandy carried a sign that declared his true and genuine love for May.


Jim Dandy was nicknamed Dan
Jim Dandy was given the nickname 'Dan' by his friends or associates.


In a month, she was plum insane
May became mentally unstable after being in a relationship with Jim Dandy for only a month.


Jim Dandy was summoned to court
Jim Dandy was legally ordered to appear in court due to a case involving May.


May was suing for non support
May filed a lawsuit against Jim Dandy for not providing her with the support she needed.


Loving May is a full time job
Jim Dandy believes that being in a relationship with May requires all of his attention and effort.


Jim Dandy got married
Jim Dandy and May tied the knot and officially became husband and wife.


He's real gone this time
Jim Dandy has left and is not expected to return.


Y'all hear, so long, Jim Dandy
Someone is bidding farewell to Jim Dandy and wishing him well on his journey.


He's gone, y'all
Jim Dandy has left and is no longer present.


I know he won't be back now
The singer is certain that Jim Dandy will not return.




Lyrics © SHELBY SINGLETON MUSIC INC
Written by: LINCOLN CHASE, TYRAN CARLO, ALBERT GREEN, ALONZO TUCKER

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Still Standing

Saw Ms. Baker perform in Oak Bluffs in the 90s several years before she passed. Entered the stage in a wheel chair (double amputee/ complication of diabetes). She gave a stunning performance with the energy of her best years. The audience, and her wheel chair, swayed to and fro. Great lady!

Bill Alley

Hello there from a 1980s Oak Bluffs resident of Franklin St...miss my island!

Still Standing

@Bill Alley Me too, Bill Alley. Nothing like it one this earth.

MISSDIXIE3071

what a voice.SHE ROCKS.

john thrussell

Great voice love this record

Ana Maria Gutierrez

Amazing Voice, Lavern Baker You Got It.

1crankyvet

Ah, LaVern u just can't get better than this. FUCKIN' SENSATIONAL.

Xavier Vincent-Sully

Never stop loving an listening her melloudus voice ever great talent forever

niteowl147

Love it!

Tricia Riley

me to

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