"What the Old Man Does is Always Right" is number 150 in the Hans Christian Andersen Center's register of Andersen's literary works, i.e. no. 150 in the category fairy tale (the range 1 - 300). BFN 820.
"What the Old Man Does is Always Right" was first published 2 March 1861. Further information: Digterens danske Værker 1822-1875 number 820.
The work was published as a part of Nye Eventyr og Historier. Anden Række. Første Samling. 1861 [Danish title]. (Number 325. BFN 817. Category/genre: Fairy tale collection).