Goodnight, Irene (1950)
(wm) Huddie Ledbetter, John Lomax (I) Leadbelly(Huddie Ledbetter) (P) The Weavers with Gordon Jenkins and his Orchestra No. 1 Chart Record (CR) Jo Stafford
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

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene goodnight, 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 into the river and drown

I love Irene, God knows I do. I’ll love her till the seas run dry
And if Irene turns her back on me I’d take morphine and die