We've been listening to this awesome album by Laura Veirs. Dancing in the house, driving in the car, it's irresistible. This song was Madeleine's favorite and I LOVE the banjo in it. So here's the picture book that can accompany it.
illustrated by Feodor Rojankovsky 1972
According to Veirs' liner notes and Langstaff's introduction a version of this folk song/story is at least 400 years old.