Down below the last post is the original of this song, by Toussaint McCall, and it can't be beat for pathos. Let's face it, this is a sad, sad song.
I love cover versions, and I love Al Green. Al always sounds a bit ecstatic, whatever he's singing. So no surprise, here he sounds kind of sad and kind of ecstatic.
I love this version, but I didn't cry. Toussaint's version? I cry every single time.