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"GOODNIGHT IRENE" was written by Huddie Ledbetter, John A Lomax.
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(Huddie Ledbetter/John Lomax)
(E) - (E7) - (A) - (B7)

(E) I asked your mother for (B7) you
She told me that you was too (E) young
I wish dear (E7) Lord never have (A) seen your face
And I'm (B7) sorry that you ever been (E) born.

(E) Irene good (B7) night, Irene good (E) night
Goodnight I (E7) rene, good (A) night Irene
I'll (B7) get you in my (E) dreams

Sometimes I lives in the country
Sometimes I lives in town
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump into the river and drown

I loves Irene, God knows I do
Loves her till the sea runs dry
If Irene turns her back on me
I'm gonna take morphine and die

Stop ramblin' and stop gamblin'
Quit staying out late at night
Come home into your wife and your family
Sit down by the fireside bright

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll get you in my dreams

Songwriters
HUDDIE LEDBETTER, JOHN A LOMAX

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