Sheb Wooley started a nation-wide craze with this novelty song shortly before be began his long run on the television show Rawhide. Along with every other kid in America I was belting out the chorus of this song while riding on the schoolbus. (Though, in my case, it was sung completely out of tune.) For my age group, this was the biggest song since "The Ballad of Davy Crockett."
Do you remember all the words?