Ernest Tubb – Walking the Floor Over You

"Walking the Floor Over You" is the first honky tonk song that launched the musical genre itself.

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“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
Genre Country
Label Decca
Songwriter(s) Ernest Tubb





Ernest Tubb – Walking the Floor Over You Lyrics

You left me and you went away
You said that you’d be back in just a day
You’ve broken your promise and you’ve left me here alone
I don’t know why you did dear but I do know that you’re gone

I’m walking the floor over you
I can’t sleep a wink that is true
I’m hoping and I’m praying as my heart breaks right in two
Walking the floor over you

Now darling, you know I love you well
Love you more than I can ever tell
I thought that you wanted me and always would be mine
But you went and left me here with troubles on my mind

I’m walking the floor over you
I can’t sleep a wink that is true
I’m hoping and I’m praying as my heart breaks right in two
Walking the floor over you

Now someday you may be lonesome to
Walking the floor is good for you
Just keep right on walking and it won’t hurt you to cry
Remember that I love you and I will the day I die

I’m walking the floor over you
I can’t sleep a wink that is true
I’m hoping and I’m praying as my heart breaks right in two
Walking the floor over you

Single Ernest Tubb Decca 1941
Single Ernest Tubb Decca 1941
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