Johnny Cash was born this day 81 years ago.

Johnny Cash, who was born February 26, 1932, died a decade ago, a matter of months after the loss of his beloved wife, June Carter Cash.

During his 71 years, the Man in Black won membership in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, and The Gospel Music Hall of Fame. As those credentials suggest, his music spanned the entire spectrum. Most recently, “Girl from the North Country,” his duet with Bob Dylan, was featured on the soundtrack of Silver Linings Playbook.

There’s no way I could objectively pick a “definitive” Johnny Cash song – instead, I’ll post his version of a song that has been one of my favorites since the days when my parents played it when I was a kid.