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Goodnight Irene
 
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Transcribed by:
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Note:
Common Rotation played that song during the second set of Oct 13th, 2003 show with "The Nields". "The Nields" have covered this song, originally performed by Huddie Ledbetter - known as Leadbelly


I asked your mother for you
She told me that you was too young
I wish to the Lord Iíd never seen your face
or heard your lying tongue
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
Iíll 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
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
Iíll see you in my dreams
Stop rambliní, stop your gambliní
stop stayiní out late at night
Go home to your wife and your family
sit down by the fireside bright
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
Iíll see you in my dreams
I love Irene God knows I do
love her till the sea run dry
And if Irene turns her back on me
Iím gonna take morphine and die
Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
Iíll see you in my dreams


by imairlax @ Ultimate Guitar
D                     A7
Asked your mother for you
                             D
She told me that you was too young
                                  G
I wish, dear Lord, that Iíd never seen your face
    D         A        D
Iím sorry you ever was born.


CHORUS:
D      A7
Irene, Goodnight
           D
Irene, Goodnight
                      G
Goodnight, Irene, Goodnight, Irene
     D       A     D
Iíll get you in my dreams.


D                       A7
Sometimes I live in the country,
                    D
Sometimes I live in town.
                          G
Sometimes I haves a great notion
        D        A         D
To jump into the river and drown.


CHORUS

D                      A7
Stop rambliní and stop gambliní
                         D
Quit staying out late at night
                              G
Go home to your wife and your family
     D           A        D
Stay down by the fireside bright


CHORUS

D                  A7
I loves Irene, God knows I do
                           D
Love her till the sea runs dry
                   G
If Irene turns her back on me
          D    A            D
Iím gonna take morphine and die

 

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