This is probably my all time favorite Johnny Cash song. It's like a mini short story; the few words say a lot, but there's also much left unsaid. I'm not sure when this particular version was recorded, but I suspect it was later in his career. His voice sounds older and quite weary (which suits the story). The pic used by the poster, however, is one from his earlier days--I'd say late 1950s to late 1960s.