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)
Johnny Cash [C&W hit; asked the author if he objected against re-locating the song subject from coal mining to cotton picking]
Ray Charles [top 5 US, top 3 R&B]
Eddy Mitchell [hit Fr as Fauché]
Harlan Howard [author]
Gino Santercole [hit It as Sono Un Fallito]
Patti Loveless [as a coalminer's daughter, she sings the original lyrics]
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.