Goodnight Irene

Words and Music by :  Leadbelly

Recorded by
The Brothers Four CS8497, 1130-10723-2, COL6484, 501780-3, 36AP2459, 17023,
The Brothers Four SWE0502, SWE1002, SWCD1001,  
DeCormier Singers RS897SD, RSS975
Milt Okun BL1203
Phoenix Singers WS1522
Bob Jones Singers M131    
Weavers VCD4-147-150  
Johnny Cash      


The very last words that I heard her say
Was please sing me one more song

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
I'm gonna take another stroll downtown

Stop rambling, stop your rambling
Stop staying out late at night
Go home to your wife and family
Stay there by your fireside bright

I love Irene God knows I do
Love her till the seas run dry
And if Irene should turn me down
I's take the morphine and die