When asked, Grandpa Jones said he got the idea of this song from “Eight More Miles to Louisville,” which came from another song with the title “Fifteen miles from Birmingham.” The song is not a rip off of the “Fifteen Miles from Birmingham,” and Grandpa Jones stated clearly that the only that he got was an idea, not the lyrics itself. The song has appeared on a number if traditional Ozark Mountain fiddle tunes. All of this tune was compiled by Van Rudolph, who is also recorded to have been part of several other bluegrass and oldie music. The tune that inspired grandpa was from the Delmore brothers. Grandpa lived from 1913 to 1998, and during this period, he was able to play the clawhammer music banjo, inducted into the grand Opry in 1948, and was inducted into The Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1978.