Demo, when he wasn't even known as a songwriter, let alone a performer. Out on Crazy - The Demo Sessions (2003), including enhanced interview with Hank Cochran, the man who introduced the song and the songwriter to Owen Bradley, who gave it to Patsy Cline. First official author version on lp And Then I Wrote (1962). Intro and first line were inspired by Floyd Tillman's version of I Gotta Have My Baby Back (see: Gotta Have My Baby Back).
Patsy Cline [n°2 C&W; follow-up of her first n°1 I Fall To Pieces, an appropriate title if ever there was one: she just survived a terrible car accident and soon would die in a plane crash (along with Hawkshaw Hawkins and Cowboy Copas), March the 5th 1963, "the day the country music died"]
The song most spinned on American juke boxes. Kenny Rogers' Crazy, n°1 C&W in '84, is an own composition.