In Concert, with two other Tom Paxton written songs and without any applause of recognition, a fireproof guarantee we're dealing with the original.
Tom Paxton [author; at the Newport Folk Festival]
Julie D. [as C'est bon signe; Joe Dassin's sister]
Fireballs [top 10 US]
Greame Allwright [as Sacrée bouteille]
Miek & Roel [as Leve De Wijn]
Doc Watson [and his son Merle]
Ode to the bottle, the road-weary musicians' best friend, stuck in a cold lonely motel room. Wasn't a hit for Tom, there's not a single mentioning of any Tom Paxton in any Top-100, not even bubbling under. He wasn't even the first to record it. That was Judy, always good in nailing top songwriters' songs (Randy's, Leonard's, Gordon's and Joni's) before anyone else.