This song has always had a special place in my heart, not only for its similarly named hero, but I remember my Grandpa playing it on the cabinet record player in his home’s basement when I was very little. He’d sing along to it too; I got a huge kick out of it.
At the bottom of this mine lies a helluva man!
I always got Jimmy Dean and James Dean mixed up for some reason.
I first learned of Jimmy’s death on Twitter. I saw him trending so I immediately tweeted:
Jimmy Dean is trending on Twitter. That must mean he’s just released a new album with Justin Bieber, or he just died.
Sadly, it was the latter, although the former would have been kind of sad too.