Goodnight Irene - Huddie Ledbetter, aka Leadbelly


Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight

Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene

I'll see you in my dreams

Last Saturday night I got married

Me and my wife settled down

Now me and my wife are parted

Gonna take another stroll downtown

Sometimes I live in the country

Sometimes I live in the town

Sometimes I get a great notion

To jump in the river and drown

Well I asked your mother for you

She told me you was too young

I wish to the Lord I'd never seen your face

Or heard your lying tongue

Stop your rambling, stop your gambling

Stop staying out late at night

Go home to your wife and your family

Stay home by the fireside bright

I love Irene God knows I do

Love her to the day I die

If Irene turns her back on me

I'll take morphine and die

(If you know why I posted this then you know why I posted this :-)

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Posted on November 23, 2005 and filed under Life.