Goodnight, Irene

Closer

C

Folk

A "closer" song sung at the end of the evening. This signature Leadbelly song has been covered by hundreds, if not thousands of musicians. See more at... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goodnight%2C_Irene

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Lyrics

[Chorus]
Irene, goodnight
Irene, goodnight
Goodnight, Irene
Goodnight, Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
Irene, goodnight
Irene, goodnight
Goodnight, Irene
Goodnight, Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

[Verse 2]
Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a great notion
To jump into the river and drown

[Chorus]
Irene, goodnight
Irene, goodnight
Goodnight, Irene
Goodnight, Irene
I'll see you in my dreams

[Chorus]
Verse 3
Stop ramblin', stop your gamblin'
Stop staying out late at night
Go home to your wife and family
Stay there by your fireside, bright

[Chorus]
Irene, goodnight
Irene, goodnight
Goodnight, Irene
Goodnight, Irene
I'll see you in my dreams