This song was composed by David Allan Coe, but made famous by a teenage country singer named Tanya Tucker back in the early 1970s. At the time, it was considered salacious to have a teenager sing this due to certain lyrics, but sadly, the controversy diminishes the real beauty of this song. Coe was in and out of prison for most of his early life and if you listen to the lyrics, they are written from the perspective of a man who has seen and done of lot of things that would scare most people away. The person singing the song wants to make sure that whoever is going to share their life with him understand what it will entail, and to make sure that they’re strong enough. Through Cash’s world-weary voice, the song is heartbreaking.