On lp The Fairest Of Them All. A single release was considered too risky for a song about an unwed mother. Reissued on The Rose And The Briar comp, cd and book (W.W. Norton), where it deserves its own chapter. Very under-estimated masterpiece.
Skeeter Davis [on Skeeter Sings Dolly; calls it "my favorite in the album"]
Sally Timms [ex Mekons]
Dolly Parton [new version on cd Little Sparrow with Irish band Altan and with a happier end]
Marianne Faithfull [her accent switches the scene from Tennessee to the English Dover]