Truckers' favorite written by two real truckers spending six days on one job regularly. In fact this song started the truck driving song genre singlehandedly. It was first offered to Jimmy C. Newman but he turned it down. Billboard first mentioned this original version in September '61.
Dave Dudley [n°2 C&W, originally on Golden Wing, second version on Mercury]
Flying Burrito Brothers [in film Gimme Shelter]
Gram Parsons & The Fallen Angels [with Emmylou Harris]
Claude François [as Six jours sur la route]
Sawyer Brown [in film Planes, Trains & Automobiles; title track cd and top 20 C&W]
Mudcrutch [with Tom Petty]