The song is a cover of a song released by country music singer Charley Pride in 1970. You can hear that version here.
Pride was a top-selling artist in the 70s. Over the course of his career, he scored 30 #1 Country hits and put 52 songs on the top 10.
He is also one of only three Black members of the Grand Ole Opry. The first was DeFord Bailey, who earned the distinction in the 1930s, and the most recent was Darius Rucker, who made a successful transition from Hootie & the Blowfish frontman to popular country artist.
It sure feels cold today
Here I am walking down 66
Wish she hadn’t done me that way
Sleeping under a table in a road side park
A man could wake up dead
But it sure feels warmer than it did sleeping in our king sized bed
Is anybody goin to San Antone?
Or Phoenix Arizona
Any place is alright as long as I
Can forget I’d ever known her
Wind whipping down the neck of my shirt
Like I ain’t got nothing on
Though I’d rather be facing the wind and rain
To what I’d been facing back home
Yonder comes a truck for the US Mail
People writing letters back home
Tomorrow she’ll probably want it back
But I’ll be just as gone