I think I learned this song from the singing of Pete Seeger. When I was young my Dad liked to see Pete Seeger on Channel 2 (that was the only educational channel back then) and was inspired to learn guitar. My father then taught me the guitar, starting on songs like The Fox Went Out On a Chilly Night. When I had my own children, my son Chris loved to hear this song at bedtime because it was the longest song he could think of! It’s great for family concerts in the evening because of its story line and because of the easy, singalong repeat parts.