“Walking the Floor Over You” is a country music song written by Ernest Tubb and released in the United States in 1941.
The original version included only Tubb’s vocals and acoustic guitar accompanied by “Smitty” Smith on electric guitar. Tubb later re-recorded the song with his band, The Texas Troubadours.
The original single became a hit, reaching the No. 23 spot in the charts in 1941 but eventually the song sold over a million copies. Critic David Vinopal called “Walking the Floor Over You” the first honky tonk song that launched the musical genre itself. Tubb’s version is heard on the soundtrack of the 1980 film Coal Miner’s Daughter.
B-side “I’m Missing You”
Released May 28, 1941
Recorded April 26, 1941
Songwriter(s) Ernest Tubb