Walking the Floor Over You

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"Walking the Floor Over You"
Single by Ernest Tubb
B-side "I'm Missing You"
Released May 28, 1941
Format 78 rpm
Recorded April 26, 1941
Genre Country
Label Decca Records 5958[1]

"Walking the Floor Over You" is a country music song written by Ernest Tubb and released in the United States in 1941.[2]

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.[2]

The single became a hit and 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.[3]


  1. ^ Praguefrank's Country Music Discographies: Tubb, Ernest Retrieved 14 May 2012
  2. ^ a b Allmusic entry for Walking the Floor Over You Retrieved 14 May 2012
  3. ^ Vinopal, David. "Ernest Tubb Biography". Allmusic. Retrieved January 9, 2010. 

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