Goodnight Irene    (video)    (midi)

 

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Irene, goodnight, Irene, goodnight,

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goodnight, Irene, goodnight, Irene, I'll see you in my dreams.

 

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1. Last Saturday night I got married, me and my wife settled down,

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 now me and my wife are parted, gonna take another stroll down town.

 

+  CHORUS

 

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2. Sometimes I live in the country, sometimes I live in town,

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    sometimes I take a fool notion to jump in the river and drown.

 

+  CHORUS

 

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3. Stop ramblin', stop your gamblin', stop stayin' out late at night,

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    go home to your wife and family, and stay by your fireside bright.

 

+  CHORUS

 

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+                     I'll see you in my dreams.

 

 

(midi = capo 3rd)    (Red Foley and Ernest Tubb)