LEADBELLY


(Good Night) Irene Lyrics

I asked your mother for you
she told me that you was to young
I whish to the lord i'd never seen your face
or heard your lying tongue
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
Sometimes I live in the country,
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take 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
But if Irene should turn me down,
I'd take the morphine and die
Stop rambling, stop your gambling,
Stop staying out late at night
Go home to your wife and your family,
Stay there by your fireside bright

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Record Label(s): 1991 Rounder
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