Even as a non-Christian, I love that one, especially sung by Tennessee Ernie Ford (you kids may not remember him- it was back in the stone age of black and white TV)!
Our earth is degenerate in these latter days. There are signs that the world is speedily coming to an end. Bribery and corruption are common, Children no longer obey their parents. Every man wants to write a book, and the end of the world evidently is approaching.
Assyrian tablet circa 2800 BCE