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Description: A Wikipedia article says authorship was claimed by both Harry McClintock and Billy Mack, but in a lawsuit the song was ruled to be in the public domain.
I best remember the version that Burl Ives recorded in 1949.
While I was working on my MD arrangement, I found the song in a book with crumbly pages that I inherited from my mother, Gems of the Universe, 200 of the world's most favorite songs, (Remick Music Corp., 1934).
A few disjointed thoughts there. Anyhow here's the song.
Key: D Major