Goodnight Irene

Ry Cooder

I asked your mother for you 
She told me that you was too young 
I wish dear Lord never have seen your face 
And I'm sorry that you ever been born. 

Irene good night, Irene good night 
Goodnight I rene, good night Irene 
I'll get you in my dreams 

Sometimes I lives in the country 
Sometimes I lives in town 
Sometimes I have a great notion 
To jump into the river and drown 

I loves Irene, God knows I do 
Loves her till the sea runs dry 
If Irene turns her back on me 
I'm gonna take morphine and die 

Stop ramblin' and stop gamblin' 
Quit staying out late at night 
Come home into your wife and your family 
Sit down by the fireside bright 

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight 
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene 
I'll get you in my dreams