- Written by
- Bob Shad
- It is suspected that the original performer, James Waynes, was the actual songwriter.
Several sources indicate this song was known and performed by prisoners at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola long before James Wayne recorded it. In any event, Bob Shad did copyright it on July 6, 1951 using the aliases Robert Ellen & Mack Ellen.
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