Manny from Dalls, TxJust so everyone can know and be as surprised as I was this isn't an original song, nope, check out the duet version by Tennessee Ernie Ford with Glen Campbell. Yes, you read correctly. It's very interesting to hear that version. :)
Eddie Vedder often changes the words when he sings "Yellow Ledbetter." The basic story is about a guy whose brother dies in the first Gulf War. Apparently, bad news in the army is given in yellow envelopes.