Written in 1929, inspired by a line from Vernon Dalhart's Prisoner Song: "If I had the wings of an angel". The copyright reads 1932.
Southern Sons [for Trumpet]
Survivors [Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis & Carl Perkins]
Aretha Franklin [on Diana's Tribute]
Gillian Welsh & Alison Krauss [in film O Brother, Where Art Thou?]
Johnny Cash [posthumous on My Mother's Hymn Book]
Also by The Bellamy Brothers, Wynonna & Gary Chapman (in film The Apostle), Loretta Lynn, Roy Rogers, Dale Evans, Oak Ridge Boys, Burl Ives and James & Martha Carson.