Hear a sample of the full band track:
This classic minor-key folk song has been recorded by hundreds of artists including Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Joan Baez, Burl Ives, Ed Sheeran, Jack White, Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley.
It is a plaintive tune about the singer’s journey through life. The author is unknown, and the tune likely originated in the early 19th century.
Here’s Big Mon himself performing it live: