Originally written by Canuk, Ian Tyson.
Performed here in 1986 with ex-wife Sylvia
Famously covered by Lance Romance's favorite, Neil Young
Here he performs it with his wife Peggy
And I'm going to add a Bobby Bare version as I was reminiscing about my Nashville trip with a friend today.
(I saw Bobby Bare Jr. during the visit).
In 2005 an extensive Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) poll determined this song to be the "most essential" piece of Canadian music.