The most successful version of this folk tune was recorded by The Animals in 1964
, after they originally performed it while touring England with Chuck Berry. Animals lead singer Eric Burdon
, recalled to us: "It was a great song for the Chuck Berry tour because it was a way of reaching the audience without copying Chuck Berry. It was a great trick and it worked."
Released as a single, it became a #1 hit for the band in the UK, the US, Canada, Finland and Sweden.