"Floyd (feat. Rob Zombie)" as written by and Gary Rossington Rickey Medlock....
Floyd was a trapper way back in the holler
Made moonshine so he could make a dollar
Six feet tall, dressed in overalls
And wore himself a long gray beard

People say Floyd came to town one day
But two law dogs got in his way
Floyd never hurt no one in his life
But they never came back this way
No, they never came back this way

And the people say
Aye, aye, aye, aye hear the hound dogs moan
Aye, aye, aye, aye now that Floyd is long gone
And the creeper was a creepin' and the souls they were hollerin' singin'
Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye

The G-men came out to track him down
But the swamp was too deep, even one of them drowned
They sent in the hellhounds but they turned around singing
How how how how how

And the people say
Aye, aye, aye, aye hear the hound dogs moan
Aye, aye, aye, aye now that Floyd is long gone
And the creeper was a creepin' and the souls they were hollerin' singin'
Aye, aye, aye, aye, aye

Yeah the souls are they were cryin'
Yeah the creeper he was creepin'

Sheriff Boudreaux came to talk to his neighbors
All they could say is he was eaten by a gator
The legend lives on but Floyd he's at home singing
How how how how how

And the soul said
Aye, aye, aye, aye hear the hound dogs moan
Aye, aye, aye, aye now that Floyd is long gone
Aye, aye, aye, aye now that Floyd is long gone
There's a full moon now
The moon was shinin' bright singing
Aye aye aye aye aye


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"Floyd" as written by Johnny Van Zant John Lowery

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    My InterpretationIt's about Floyd, an innocent being chased by the police / authorities of the State in a holler (cause he's a trapper). He's probably accused to have kill someone. So, with the help of his neighbors, he's reported dead... wrongly.

    *Holler has the specific meaning in the Appalachians of "a small valley between mountains": They live up in the holler underneath Big Bald Mountain.


    Français (french):

    Ça parle de Floyd, un alpiniste innocent qui est recherché, poursuivi et trappé par les autorités de son pays (il s'agit sûrement des forces de l'ordre de l'Alabama, connaissant le groupe auteur de ce morceau). Il sûrement accusé d'avoir tué quelqu'un (ou d'avoir braconné ? ça ne ferait pas l'objet d'une telle poursuite selon moi...). Alors, comme il "n'a jamais blessé personne dans sa vie" (ligne 7: "Floyd never hurt no one in his life"), il fuit et finit par réussir à leur échapper. Un sheriff demande à ses voisins ce qu'il est devenu et ils lui répondent qu'il est mort (avalé par un crocodile). Il est donc porté mort mais en réalité, il continue de chanter bien tranquillement chez lui...

    *"Holler" (ligne 1) a la signification spécifique dans les Appalaches de "une petite vallée entre les montagnes"
    Bluespoweron July 01, 2013   Link
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    TranslationI love this song :) It's one of my favorite. But there is one thing I can't understand, can't translate to my own language. So, could anybody tell me what does "The G-men" mean?
    BigWhiteOwlon February 14, 2014   Link

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