GOODNIGHT, IRENE

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Song Title
GOODNIGHT, IRENE
Writers
Publisher
LUDLOW MUSIC, INC. (BMI)
% Publisher Controls
100%
Territory Controlled
WORLD
Themes/Keywords
dream, Drugs, Goodnight, Irene, Leadbelly, Love, Marriage, Night, Sing, Stroll, Walking, Well Known
Lyrics
REFRAIN
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight,
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene,
I kiss you in my dreams.

VERSES
Sometimes I live in the country,
Sometimes I live in town.
Sometimes I have a great notion
Jumping into the river and drown.

Stop rambling and stop gambling,
Quit staying out late at night.
Go home to your wife and your family,
Sit down by the fireside bright.

I asked your mother for you;
She told me that you was too young.
I wish to the Lord that I never seen your face,
I’m sorry you ever was born.

Last Saturday night I got married,
Me and my wife settled down.
Now me and my wife are parted,
Gonna take me a stroll uptown.

I love Irene, God knows I do,
Love her till the sea runs dry;
And if Irene turns her back on me,
I’m gonna take morphine and die.

You caused me to weep and you caused me to moan,
You caused me to leave my home.
Last word I heared her say,
“I want you to sing me a song.”

Recordings

Recording Artist Genre Mood Arrangement Era iTunes
ERNEST TUBB Country Cheerful, Happy, Peaceful, Summery Guitar, Horns, Piano, Vocal 2000's Buy >
JERRY REED Country Energetic, Fun, Playful Drums, Guitar, Vocal 1970's Buy >
PETE SEEGER Singer/Songwriter Confrontational, Dramatic, Slow Acoustic, Vocal 2000's Buy >
RAFFI Children's Music Calm, Dreamy, Slow, Soft Acoustic, Choir, Vocal 1970's Buy >
THE ORIOLES R&B/Soul Dreamy, Hymn-like, Rhythmic, Soft Acoustic, Group Sing, Vocal 2000's Buy >

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