Floyd County
Dwight Yoakam Lyrics

It's a sad day in Floyd County, Mr. Jones
Yeah, the grief is strong for the man that's gone
And at the grave his woman cries and she moans
'Cause it's a sad day in Floyd County, Mr. Jones

The six children he raised are all weepin'
For this soft-spoken mountain man
Who fed them with the money he earned in those black mines
And the food he could raise with his hands

Though the world knew nothing of his wisdom
Or the honest and simple things he did
There's some folks cryin' on this hillside today
That know about the humble way he lived


Now this house in the holler stands empty
Though his presence in my memory is plain
You know that I'd swear that I just saw him walkin' up that hill
I guess this place just won't never be the same



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Comments from YouTube:

joy smith

I'm so glad you remember people and their lives and write and sing about them to us .  Wonderful, Dwight.  You seem very observant an caring.  Thanks for sharing all your gifts and talents..

Shon C

My dad was born and raised in floyd county. My grandfather retired 43 years in the mines there. This song always reminds me of then

Eddie Barnett

we all from Floyd county Kentucky. prestonburg and Dwight yoakam. is a great person and singer

Roy Newman

My familys born an raised in Hi Hat Floyd County

Shon C

Yes,my father grew up in McDowell. This song always makes me think of him and mmy grandfather who retired after 42 yes in the mines. After the wheelrignt mines closed they moved him to Illinois

Matthew Jenkins

Dwight yoakam is one of the best singers that ever walked out of these heels and haulers in Kentucky

Sharon Tackett

My husband uncle Ronnie Hall died in the explosion of the coal mine in Floyd county Ky.

Milan Damjanović

May he rest in peace

Elaine Smith

Love the song