Yard Sale (song)

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"Yard Sale"
Single by Sammy Kershaw
from the album Don't Go Near the Water
Released June 15, 1992
Format CD single
Genre Country
Length 3:28
Label Mercury
Writer(s) Larry Bastian, Dewayne Blackwell
Producer(s) Buddy Cannon, Norro Wilson
Sammy Kershaw singles chronology
"Don't Go Near the Water"
"Yard Sale"
"Anywhere but Here"

"Yard Sale" is a song written by Larry Bastian and Dewayne Blackwell, and recorded by American country music artist Sammy Kershaw. It was released in June 1992 as the third single from the album Don't Go Near the Water. The song reached number 17 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

The song's lyrics, depicting a garage sale conducted after the sale of a house, serve as a metaphor for a failed relationship. The various household items and articles of clothing (specifically mentioned, dresses, a child's wagon and a hall mirror) hold happy, "golden" memories for the male half of the now-broken couple, who now can only watch with disbelief as the items are being sold, one by one (or, as the singer puts it, "sortin' through what's left of you and me").

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Mary M. Matthews.

Chart performance[edit]

"Yard Sale" debuted at number 75 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks for the week of June 13, 1992.

Chart (1992) Peak
Canada Country Tracks (RPM)[2] 13
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 17


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 188. 
  2. ^ "RPM Country Tracks." RPM. Library and Archives Canada. September 26, 1992. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
  3. ^ "Sammy Kershaw Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Country Songs for Sammy Kershaw.