You Don't Mess Around With Jim (3:04)

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According to Ingrid Croce, the Jim in question is a guy named Jim Walker. More in the Songfacts:


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  • marjo47

    Love this.

    1 Jul 2:37pm Reply
  • DanOShanter

    I've always wondered all my life, wonder what other LastFM fans think: if You don't mess around with Jim was to mix it up with Bad bad Leroy Brown ---- ...... who would beat?

    21 May 4:16am Reply
  • lanatordia


    7 May 2014 Reply
  • alexanderboyce6

    Why! I was only 28 when this was on the radio.

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • mikesimpson

    Foot won't stop !

    18 Dec 2013 Reply
  • r-iman


    3 May 2013 Reply
  • The80sFan

    I remember playing Jim Croce (and this one being in constant rotation) as a kid on my little record player in my day my Mom got so pissed at my non-stop Jim Croce jamming that she came in and threw the album at the wall and it broke. I was so damn sad, cried my head off (hey I was only like 7 years old at the time!). Needless to say she went and purchased another Jim Croce greatest hits album for me, thank you Mom for correcting that colossal mistake made. Funny how I NEVER FORGOT that even to this day!!!

    5 Dec 2012 Reply
  • Eye_Gore

    This is his best.

    11 Sep 2012 Reply
  • davy1badass


    29 Aug 2012 Reply
  • ronnythansen

    The best of all................... a fantastic artist and songwriter.. RIP Jim.

    30 Apr 2012 Reply
  • radioismyworld

    leider sterben die Guten oft viel zu früh.

    6 Apr 2012 Reply
  • ravenclaw94

    hell yeah lol

    23 Mar 2012 Reply
  • AneezMom

    The world would be a better place with Jim in it. RIP.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • r-iman

    remember this song from when i was maybe 8 years old

    11 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Lor51

    No you mess round with Jim

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Starlow13

    you just dont do it

    2 Dec 2011 Reply
  • guitargod71

    Shit yeah! It's a damn shame you aren't still around Jim.

    30 Oct 2011 Reply
  • el3000

    hahaha so ashamed of myself that i've never heard of this before

    23 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Ogaal

    Nowadays if someone heard this they wonder "Who's the Lone Ranger?" *sigh*

    22 Sep 2011 Reply
  • greenvillepa

    great timeless classic. why doesn't music sound like this any longer?

    5 Dec 2010 Reply
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