The song was originally recorded by Carlene Carter
as a duet with Dave Edmunds
of the British rock band Rockpile. Released as a single in 1980, it peaked at #76 on the country chart. John Carter Cash told Uncut
magazine: "My sister Carlene came in to sing harmony on it. Carlene sang it with Dave Edmunds back in the '70s, that's where my dad learned the song, so it was really meaningful to have her there."