Paul Clayton had one song that gained popularity without re-writing. His "Gotta Travel On" as recorded on Monument by Billy Grammer [?Gammer] was one of the three top singles of 1959. That's according to Monument head Fred Foster as printed on a jacket. This song was a major staple in Bob Dylan's Rolling Thunder Revue of 1976, sung by the whole group and often the final number in the show. Bob Dylan had released the song on Self Portrait in 1970, of course.
Peter Stone Brown wrote:
"Gotta Travel On" was also recorded by The Weavers on their Travelin' On album, which also contains "State of Arkansas."