From the book The Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm, Translated by Mrs. Edgar Lucas, published 1909.
Charts #151 today
Charts #19 in subgenre today
March 03, 2020
Story behind the song
This version is of medium length: the shortest versions end rather abruptly for our heroine, the longest descend into outright moralizing.
The story is actually titled Red Riding Hood (no Little), and the source text lacks the Littles as well. So I added them.