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Latest update on 27/02/2014

Artist: Burl Ives
Author: Harlan Howard
Label: Decca
Year: 1962

On lp Burl, along with five other Harlan Howard compositions. Harlan Howard also wrote Heartaches By The Number, No Charge, I've Got A Tiger By The Tail and Streets Of Baltimore. (see there)

Covers:

1963:

Johnny Cash [C&W hit; asked the author if he objected against re-locating the song subject from coal mining to cotton picking]

1963:

Ray Charles [top 5 US, top 3 R&B]

1964:

Johnny Tillotson

1964:

Eddy Mitchell [hit Fr as Fauché]

1965:

Harlan Howard [author]

1965:

Gino Santercole [hit It as Sono Un Fallito]

1966:

Charley Pride

1972:

Waylon Jennings

1977:

Nazareth

1982:

John Conlee

1992:

Mr. Boogie Woogie & The Firesweep Bluesband

1999:

André Williams & The Sadies

2009:

Patti Loveless [as a coalminer's daughter, she sings the original lyrics]

2011:

Wanda Jackson

Burl Ives sang it as a coal mining song, the original idea. Harlan Howard was from Kentucky, so his heart was with the local miners.

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