Goodnight Irene

by Huddie Ledbetter and John A. Lomax

Appears on the “Margaritaville Cafe: Late Night Gumbo” compilation


Lyrics

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I’ll see you in my dreams

Last saturday night I got married
Me and my love settled down
Now me and my love are parted
I’m gonna take another stroll downtown

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I’ll see you in my dreams

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in the town
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump In the river and drown

Irene goodnight, Irene good night
Good night Irene, good night Irene
I’ll get you in my dreams

Last Night as i lay sleepin’
As i lay across my bed
Last night i had this nightmare Oh God
I Dreamed Irene was there

Chorus x4