Melodi: Huddie Ledbetter og John Lomax - Tekst: Ukendt
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, Irene,
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.
Irene, goodnight ...
Stop ramblin' stop your gamblin',
stop staying out late at night,
go home to your wife and your fam'ly,
sit down by the fireside bright.
Irene goodnight ...