The Bremen Town Musicians
An old fairy tale/folk story first recorded by the Brothers Grimm in their 1819 edition of Kinder und Hausmärchen.
A donkey, a dog, a cat, and a rooster, all old, decide to go to the German town of Bremen and start new lives. On their journey they need somewhere to stay the night and come to a house where a bunch of robbers are enjoying their ill-gotten goods. The animals "sing" for the men, scaring them away, and the animals live happily ever after in the house off of the robbers' stuff.
- Wikipedia article
- The Muppet Musicians of Bremen on YouTube
- 1843 German edition
- 1853 English translation