The song features some lovely, lovely steel guitar which helps create the melancholy atmosphere. This video dates from 1980 when the song was first released. I thought it was the best one on YouTube because George Jones doesn't yet sound bored singing it (which he does in later videos) and his voice was at its peak (which, sadly, is no longer the case). And take note -- no mullet here, but an old-fashioned bouffant! Yowza!
And, as an extra bonus for you Canadians out there, it was recorded as part of the old Ronnie Prophet TV show. Remember him? Gawd, I haven't thought of Ronnie Prophet in, like, forever.