Sawmill Joe wrote it, and preform such a great version of it, but the Lumineers took it, and made it their own as well, so I think both deserve credit for their interpretations. It really is the epitome of a simple, amazingly versatile song, becoming either a Tom Waits swaggering country rock and roll track, or a dirty, upbeat, saloon-sounding track depending entirely on whose hands the song lands in. Give all the different versions a listen.

Check out Sawmill Joe’s version

Check out the Lumineers version

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