by Pete Seeger
I learned this story from Pete, via an old LP. I've been telling it for thirty years or more. I like to think I've made my version mine, but it is definitely based on Pete's. It is a frequently requested part of my repertoire.
Here is a cartoon version with Pete's telling. Whoops! This has been removed for copyright infringement. Here is a wonderfully expressive foreign language (eastern European?) version! This guy may be better than Pete!