Recorded by Red Foley
Written by Ledbetter & Lomax
[D] Irene, Good-[A] night
Irene, Good-[D] night
Good-[G] night Irene,
I'll [A] see you in my [D] dreams.
[D] Last Saturday night I got [A] married
Me and my wife settled [D] down
Me and my wife have [G] parted
Gonna [A] take another stroll down [D] town.
Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a fool notion
To jump in the river and drown.
Stop ramblin', stop [A] gamblin'
Stop stayin' out [A7] late at [D] night
Go home to your wife and [G] family
And [A] stay by the fireside [D] bright.