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Ghost of Floyd Collins

This song is by Black Stone Cherry and appears on the album Folklore and Superstition (2008).

(Yeah boy I sure do. I r'member yonder back yonder 'n' the 20's. They said that uh Floyd Collins he'd been caught in that cave, sand cave down there. Once he got down there he couldn't get out so they just left him down there and they had the sermon for him right there. He just laid there and died.)

Hellhounds bark
at a midnight fire
The fog rolls in
And the creek runs higher
They saw him standing
By the railroad tracks
Tonight's the night
Old Floyd's coming back

Down, down
Deep in the ground
It's where his story stays
Down in mammoth cave
Is where his body lay
Walls came in
Life could not be saved
No man-made machine
Could see the things he'd seen
Mr. Collins, he did not die in vain

The strangers moved in
Brought the circus to town
You know there's
People making money
Off the man underground
Somebody said
They weren't doin' him right
That's why old Floyd's
Coming back tonight

Down, down
Deep in the ground
It's where his story stays
Down in mammoth cave
Is where his body lay
Walls came in
Life could not be saved
No man-made machine
Could see the things he'd seen
Mr. Collins, he did not die in vain

Down, down
Deep in the ground
It's where his story stays
So they say
Down in mammoth cave
Is where his body lay
Walls came in
Life could not be saved
No man-made machine
Could see the things he'd seen
Mr. Collins, he did not die in vain

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