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Good Night Irene
 Mitch Miller Singers
Red Boot 109
ID: 13329

TypeSinging CallRed Boot
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

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Cue Sheet


Left allemande the corner, docey partner
The gents star left around that land
Pick up partner arm around, star promenade the town
The girls backtrack once around, box the gnat
Pull her by, left allemande the corner
Dosado then promenade that ring
Good night Irene, good night Irene
I'll swing you in my dreams

FIGURE    Mainstream, R-H lady progression

Heads (sides) right & left thru and turn the lady
Star thru, then do a little dosado
Once around swing thru, the boys trade you do
Turn thru, then go left allemande
Pass your own and swing the right hand lady
Left allemande, then promenade and sing
Good night Irene, good night Irene
I'll swing you in my dreams


I'll see you in my dreams

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

Goodnight Irene

Irene goodnight, Irene goodnight
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
I'll see you in my dreams.

Last Saturday night I got married
Me and my wife settled down,
Now me and my wife are parted
I'm going to take another stroll downtown.

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.

Well I asked your mother for you
She told me you was too young
I wish to the Lord I'd never seen your face
Or heard your lying tongue

Stop ramblin', stop gamblin'
Stop stayin' out late at night
Go home to your wife and family
And stay by the fireside bright.

I love Irene God knows I do
Love her to the day I die
If Irene turns her back on me
I'll take morphine and die

Lyrics by Huddie Ledbetter and John Lomax.
Recorded by Mitch Miller Singers (1950).

Handle List
1429  Allemande Left  [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1461 Star (Right|Left) [Basic]
1462 Star Promenade [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1379 Backtrack [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
179 Box The Gnat [Basic]
783 Pull By [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
429 Dosado [Basic]
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
1175 Trade [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1971 Pass By (n) [Basic]
1479 1 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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ID: 13329
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