This was first recorded by Hank Snow, becoming one of his regular songs, and, incredibly by Tony Sheridan with The Beatles in 1961.
In the UK, the song was a hit for the one-hit wonder Karen Young from Sheffield (not to be confused with the American singer Karen Young (1951-91). Her version, produced by Tommy Scott and arranged by Nicky Welsh, was released on the Major Minor label in the UK on July 11, 1969, backed by "Oh How I Miss You." Another pressing was backed by "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On," and became a hit, reaching #6. It was re-released, backed by "Allentown Jail," on Columbia, December 11, 1970.
In February 1985, Miss Young was back in the news when she was the victim of a vicious robbery while working at an estate agent's office in Beaconsfield. It remains to be seen if this had anything to do with the release of "Nobody's Child" later that year (as Karon Young) on Old Gold backed by "When You Are A King" by White Plains.
Alexander Baron - London, England