Chart Position: 8

  • Written by Jim Croce
  • Guitar: Jim Croce and Maury Muehliesen
  • Keyboards: Tommy West
  • Produced by Terry Cashman and Tommy West
  • Recorded in New York City NY
  • Backing vocals: Terry Cashman, Tommy West and The Briggs
  • Jim Croce is from Philadelphia PA
  • Later recorded by Poison, Ty Herndon, Josh Turner and Donna Fargo




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  1. Steve A. says:

    While I appreciate and share your interest in the music of Jim Croce, he did not include the lyrics “meaner than a junkyard dog” in “You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.” He used them in the number one hit, “Bad Bad Leroy Brown.”

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