Goodnigh Irene


Leadbelly <A>

Ernest Tubb<E>

Lonnie Donegan <E>

Eric Clapton <G>

Guitar <C>




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 done parted


Sometimes I live in the country

Sometimes I live in town

Sometime I get the notion

To jump in the river and drown


Stop your rambling, stop your gambling

Quit staying out late at night

Go home to your wife and your family

Stay by the fire side bright


I love Irene good knows I do

Love her to the seas run dry

If Irene should quit me

I'll take morphine and drown