I first heard this song over forty years ago and it stuck with me. That’s good storytelling on the part of the writers and the musicians.
The version I heard was sung by The New Christy Minstrels and is my favorite, but through the power of You Tube, I’m able to share several other versions with you.
The New Christy Minstrels (1963)
Phil Harris (1961)
Arthur Collins (1905)