Croce, Jim - You Don't Mess Around With Jim Lyrics

Uptown got its hustlers
The Bowery got its bums
42nd Street got Big Jim Walker
He's a pool-shootin' son of a gun
Yeah, he big and dumb as a man can come
But he stronger than a country hoss
And when the bad folks all get together at night
You know they all call big Jim "Boss", just because
And they say

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim

Well outta south Alabama come a country boy
He say I'm lookin' for a man named Jim
I am a pool-shootin' boy
My name's Willie McCoy
But down home they call me Slim
Yeah I'm lookin' for the king of 42nd Street
He drivin' a drop top Cadillac
Last week he took all my money
And it may sound funny
But I come to get my money back
And everybody say Jack don't you know

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Jim

Well a hush fell over the pool room
Jimmy come boppin' in off the street
And when the cuttin' was done
The only part that wasn't bloody
Was the soles of the big man's feet, ooh
And he was cut in about a hundred places
And he was shot in a couple more
And you better believe
They sung another kind of story
When big Jim hit the floor

Now they say

You don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Slim

Yeah, big Jim got his hat
Find out where it's at
And it's not hustlin' people strange to you
Even if you do got a two-piece custom-made pool cue

Yeah you don't tug on Superman's cape
You don't spit into the wind
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger
And you don't mess around with Slim

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Croce, Jim You Don't Mess Around With Jim Comments
  1. Random's Awesome World

    i remember when the comments werent all jim hopper, love the guy but ,this is a lot

  2. just curious

    This song is a little more detailed than I appreciate probably., however to me it is all about the old phrase there are some things you just don't do.

    just curious

    In light of this, Biden 2020

  3. Mike Wheeler

    update: Hopp is bacc!!!!

  4. Ian Olsen

    *You don't mess around with Jim...*

  5. Francesco Figueroa

    Anyone here from the season 4 reveal?

  6. lari gadown


  7. Team B

    Hopper ♥️

  8. Riley Stokes

    RIP Jim Hopper
    ? - ?

  9. NaZz

    Yes, im here after watching the Season 4 teaser...dont mess around with Jim 😎.

  10. klmn krstf


  11. gear dave

    Poison brought me here

  12. _Nomnom_888_

    did ya saw S4 teaser.....just the best valentine's gift.......

  13. Creepyx TV

    Exactly, don't ya dare call him dead, because this man can survive everything. Like he did.

  14. Mercury26222

    Hopper is alive!

  15. Yash Thakker

    Stranger Things made this famous

  16. Jake McKay


  17. Faith Victoria

    Make El listen to this at the start of season four, before reuniting with Hopper of course. Because you don't mess around with Jim Hopper.

  18. Jacob Grant

    I love hopper but I hate suzie 🙄😔🤯

  19. Art Dude

    Rodney Mullen's part from Plan B's "Virtual Reality" video.

  20. Nery Rios


  21. Mike0o0 Animates

    Here comes king Jim dice

  22. okay

    He passed on way too soon. I was a Jr. High kid when I first heard this on Am radio.

  23. Twister With your sister

    hoppers song lmao

  24. bangtanatics islife

    Watching this because of JIM HOPPER

  25. NedandTheNeedlefishVEVO

    For the past few years we’ve been saying harambe lives, but it’s time for him to step aside because...

    HOPPER LIVESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Erin Prine

    My Daddy's is jim

  27. uguenyo uguenyo

    Tellement magnifique, indémodable !!

  28. Jaime Azocar

    Happy Hopper

  29. miguelitos stranger

    Hopper is not dead

  30. Mundo da Mari

    Hopper stranger things ❤

  31. Spyky6291


  32. jimmy melrose

    100% Jim Croce and this fantastic song

  33. klmn krstf

    Children, children CHILDREEEEEN!
    please gather around, get a cherry slurpee and pray for the chief of police to come back.

  34. Jay Duncan

    I wonder why this is JIM hoppers favourite

  35. Srita. Pringles

    Pretty C:♡

  36. Conrad Born

    Around these parts they call me fatboy slim. One thing I've learned is don't mess with big Jim.

  37. Tio Naka

    Hopper ❤️🇧🇷

  38. DarkGalaxyGaming YT

    I knew alot of people are talking about jim hopper

  39. isa kun

    Strenger thing jin hopper <3

  40. klmn krstf

    You don't mess with the Hopper.

    Seriously don't, he's the chief of police, he can cover up your death

  41. Thunderbirdz 08

    Why people talking a bout season 3 why not season 2 when jim moves in the cabin

    Fred Flintstone

    This was used in season 3 in such a comedic way that makes it more remembered.

  42. _FadaZ _

    Anybody here from Rodney mullen virtual reality

    Angel Gómez

    Me too man!!! I thought I was the only one!!

  43. lol Keane

    One like for hopper

  44. Valeria Souza

    I am just throroughly sorrow this Croche was dead so early


    stranger things 3

  46. #pubg gamer winner chicken dinner

    Hopper singing

  47. josh2031 josh2031

    When your father broke you and your bf/gf up and his name just so happens to be Jim

    klmn krstf

    and your name starts with an M and ends with ike

  48. Boris Kireziev


  49. Arthur Morgan

    U don't mess with Jim (Milton)

  50. Jacob Grant

    I miss Jim

  51. Dhanwantha Murthy

    You don't mess around with Jim(HOPPER)...Hmmmmmmmm

  52. Bi11yHargr0ve Games

    This is music.

  53. Vandelay Industries

    Pada bip bip boo bi da

  54. GiftyGriffin

    You don't mess around with Jim (Hopper 😥)

  55. Aoife Dawson

    All I see now is Hopper clicking at the start of the song and singing in the car 😂

  56. Jett Chaniotis

    When I listen to this song all I can think of is stranger things and Hopper

  57. Alderlan Ferreira

    essa música é muito boa🎶🎶😎👏👏

  58. Zeomu Spinaris

    Hopper is alive

  59. joão marcelo oliveira

    Tou don't mess around with jim HOPER

  60. joão marcelo oliveira

    Hey amo essa música só quem olhou stranger things sabe #stjimeleven

  61. Min Davies

    90% ppl r here cuz of stranger things

    10% here cuz they actually know the song

  62. Hiro stolen

    Hooper <3

  63. Kit Cat

    Alexei: 7-11 Radar ON
    Cherry Slurpy Radar ON

    klmn krstf

    Grigori: *terminator vision*
    Alexei: *terminator vision but it only targets 7/11 and cherry slurpee*

  64. Kal bert

    Rodney Mullen. Plan B. That is all.

  65. Kabu

    (see mike) xd

  66. Angelo Escamilla

    Rodney Mullen’s 1993 video and Jimmy Hopper brought me here

  67. partha Dutta


  68. Katarina

    1:15 hopper

  69. Tfues Raccoon

    Jim hopper 😢

  70. FilevenForever

    rip Hop 😭

    Zeomu Spinaris

    FilevenForever He’s alive

  71. Raul De Souza

    Hopper don't died.

  72. Miguel Carrasquilla


  73. Alexey Zharkovich

    *Russians mess around with Jim*

  74. Adolf Hitler

    Stranger things ruined this song for me

  75. Gonzalo Mejia

    To all of you boomers and millenials who are here: im not going to tell yall that you "ruined" the comment section, but, due to the fact that you do this stuff also, respect jojo fans in the comment sections of certain songs please


    Stranger things 3 Hopper singin?

  77. Subject #74

    Now this, this is music.

  78. Cedric Barrey

    His son AJ Croce is pretty good too ...

  79. Cedric Barrey

    His son AJ Croce is pretty good too ...

  80. FACM

    "Alright, this is music."

  81. Mariana Barcellos

    Vim pela série stranger things

  82. Justin Main

    Season 3 sucks.

  83. TheBlue Fleer

    Don't mess around with jim hopper

  84. Matt25

    You don’t mess with Jim hopper

  85. Laura Aldana

    someone 2019?

  86. VeXiNgToN

    And thats me and thats me *AND THATS ME*

  87. Tyler Jones

    RIP Hopper

  88. Edward Nygma

    Season 4's happening.
    Lets hope Hopper's alive.

  89. Álvaro Laffue

    Yes . That was the best
    I like this song a lot


    Hopper sinsing in season 3

  91. Vincent Adams

    Stranger things

  92. Blackbird


  93. Shadow Scribe

    Damn, Stranger Things was way too good man. I'm sad it's gone now. I mean waiting 2years for another season!? That's way too crazy God knows if I'ma remember in 2021