Drivin' Nails in My Coffin

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Ernest Tubb

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Mu… more »


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My sweetheart has gone 
And I'm so lonely 
She said that she and I were through
So I started out drinkin' for past time 
Drivin' nails in my coffin over you
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin 
Every time I drink a bottle of booze
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin, Lord 
I'm drivin' those nails over you

Now ever since the day 
That we've parted 
I've been so sad and so blue
I'm always thinking of you love 
And I just can't quit 
Drinking that old booze
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin...

Now you've turned me down 
You don't want me 
There's nothing now I can lose
I'm just drivin' those nails in my coffin 
And worryin' my darlin' over you
I'm just drivin' nails in my coffin...

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Written by: JERRY IRBY

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