Goodnight Irene

Goodnight Irene – George Vaughn

Original recording with Leadbelly:

Ry Cooder:

 

[G]Irene  Good[D7]night

Irene   good[G]night

Goodnight Irene

Good [C]night Irene

I’ll [D7]see you in my [G]dreams

 

Last Saturday night I got [D7]married

Me and my wife settled [G]down

Now me and my wife have [C]parted

Gonna [D7]take another stroll down [G]town

 

[G]Irene good[D7]night

Irene good[G]night

Goodnight Irene,

Goodnight [C]Irene,

I’ll [D7]see you in my [G]dreams

 

Sometimes I live in the [D7]country

Sometimes I live in [G]town

Sometimes I take a fool [C]notion

To [D7]jump in the river and [G]drown

 

[G]Irene goodnight

Irene good[D7]night

Goodnight Irene

Goodnight [C]Irene

I’ll [D7]see you in my [G]dreams

 

Stop rambling  stop [D7]gambling

Stop staying out late at [G]night

Go home to your wife and [C]family

And [D7]stay by the fireside [G]bright

 

[G]Irene goodnight

Irene good[D7]night

Goodnight Irene

Goodnight [C]Irene

I’ll [D7]see you in my [G]dreams