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Big Boots

2.9 / 5

Words & Music: Sid Wayne Sherman Edwards

They call your daddy Big Boots
And Big Boots is his name
It takes a big man to wear big boots
That's your daddy's claim to fame
They know your daddy Big Boots
Wherever soldiers are
'Cause he can handle an armored tank
Just like a kiddy can
So sleep little soldier
Don't you cry
Loo loo loo loo
Loo loo loo
General sandman's soon coming by
Loo loo loo loo
Loo loo loo
I'm gonna tell you a little secret
You won't believe it's true
Did you know your
Daddy Big Boots
Once wore little boots like you

Recordingdate: 1960/04/28, first released on: G.I. Blues (album)


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bastiaanvinke wrote on January 21, 2010
A children song, in both slow and fast version available...
Deano1 wrote on March 09, 2010
The worst track on the "G.I. Blues" soundtrack, but still a nice lullabye that Elvis sings very well. The scene in the movie is priceless as Elvis sings an adorable baby to sleep. On vinyl, it is short and sweet, but not overly memorable. 3 stars
sugartummy wrote on February 26, 2013
A lullabye like Five sleepy heads. Might do the trick. Didn't try on on my kids yet.
Gorse wrote on June 13, 2013
Tenderly sung with that majestic tender soulful voice. I have a preference for the faster version but both are acceptable as interesting diversions although they do not enhance the standard of the album
Cruiser621 wrote on April 12, 2017
OK for a movie scene, not as a real song on an album. Worst song on "G.I. Blues".
bk wrote on April 12, 2017
I give it 4*. I don't know, I just like it. Kinda makes me think of my dad, even now that I'm middle-aged man.
The Hawk wrote on April 24, 2022
Personally, I'm totally fine with "Big Boots." I'll never understand the general consensus that it's the weakest song from G.I. Blues. Yes, it is a lullaby, but also a children's song, and a real one at that when compared to "Cotton Candy Land," "How Would You Like to Be," "Old MacDonald" and "Confidence" from Elvis' later soundtrack outings. For my money, the next song after it, "Didja Ever," is the weakest number from G.I. Blues. A catchy, fun tune at first, but after a while, it loses its listenability, as opposed to some of the stronger tracks on the soundtrack like "Doin' the Best I Can," the title track, "Pocketful of Rainbows," "Frankfort Special," and "Wooden Heart" for that matter.
Milky White Way wrote on March 18, 2023
Not the weakest song on the soundtrack. It’s okay but nothing great. I do prefer the faster version.
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