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Thanks for mentioning the Vaughn Monroe version, indyjonesouthere! I'd never heard it before, but I'm hardly an expert on C&W music.
My silent generation dad is partial to the Sons of the Pioneers version. As for me, in my mind I always hear the Marty Robbins version that got heavy airplay on whatever Country radio station my dad would listen to on long car trips that we took as a family in the 1980s - but I don't know who recorded it.
Look on youtube - there are a lot of versions of this song out there. I can see Marty Robbins doing it, but Christopher Lee (yep, Hammer Studios' Dracula himself), Debbie Harry, and Sha Na Na?