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Goodnight Irene – Huddy Ledbetter (Lead Belly) (1934)

Refrein: Irene good-night, Irene good-night.
Goodnight Irene, good-night Irene,
I’ll see you in my dreams.

1) Last Saturday night I got married.
Me and my wife settled down.
Me and my wife, we have parted.
Gonna take another stroll down town.

Refrein: Irene good-night, Irene good-night.
Goodnight Irene, good-night Irene,
I’ll see you in my dreams.

2) Sometimes I live in the country,
sometimes I live in town.
Sometimes I take a fool notion:
To jump in the river and drown.

Refrein: Irene good-night, Irene good-night.
Goodnight Irene, good-night Irene,
I’ll see you in my dreams.

3) Stop ramblin’, stop gamblin’,
Stop stayin’ out late at night
Go home to your wife and family
and stay by the fireside bright.

Refrein: Irene good-night, Irene good-night.
Goodnight Irene, good-night Irene,
I’ll see you in my dreams.

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