"Ghost of Floyd Collins" as written by and John Frederick/wells Young....
Hellhounds bark at the midnight fire
Fog rolls in, and the creek run higher
They saw him standin', by the railroad tracks
Tonight's the nigh, old Floyd's comin' back

Down, down deep in the ground
Is where his story stays

Down in Mammoth Cave, is where his body laid
Walls came in life could not be saved
No man made machine, could see the things I've seen
Mr. Collins you did not die in vain

Strangers moved in, brought the circus to town
You know, there's people makin' money off a man underground
Somebody said they weren't doin' him right
That's why old Floyd's comin' back tonight

Down, down deep in the ground
Is where his story stays (so they say)

Down in Mammoth Cave, is where his body laid
Walls came in life could not be saved
No man made machine, could see the things I've seen
Mr. Collins you did not die in vain

Down, down deep in the ground
Is where his story stays (so they say)


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"Ghost of Floyd Collins" as written by Bob Marlette Benjamin Daniel Wells

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    General Commentfloyd collins was a famous cave explorer obviously from the 1920's while he was looking through a cave for another entrance because he wanted to make it a tourist attraction. when he was just 150 FT from the exit there was a rock that pinned him to the ground and noone was about to make it to save him. he lasted for a week then died.

    i think this is a very intersting song and very cool of BSC to sing about it. BSC is friggin awesome
    jrod12311on May 06, 2009   Link
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    My Opinionporbably my favourite song off the album, obviousl about Southern folklore as jrod said but a well written song with awesome southern influences
    theorfordonianon May 27, 2009   Link
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    General Commenten.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
    kujarson January 17, 2011   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionYeah boy, I sure do! I remember it, it was way back in the '20s. They said that Floyd Collins, he'd been cought in that cave, that sand cave down there. Once he got down there, he couldn't get out. So they just left him down there and had the sirenmen right there. He just laid there and died."
    XXX729on July 10, 2012   Link

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