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Goodnight Irene
C Bar C 570
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Goodnight Irene
C Bar C 570

ID: 7838

TypeSinging Call
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Label information
Grid list of C Bar C recordings
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Media45 rpm vinyl

Richard Lane
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
*Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live downtown
Sometimes I take a fool notion
To jump in the river and drown

Circle left
Irene goodnight
Left allemande and promenade her
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 have parted
Think I'll take another stroll downtown

*I love Irene, God knows I do
I'll love her till the day I die
And if Irene should ever leave
I think I'd hang down my head and cry

FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Head (side) couples promenade halfway
Walk into the middle and square thru four
Four hands around and then you'll do the right & left thru
Veer left and ferris wheel and go
Centers square thru three hands around now
Swing the corner girl and promenade
Goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene
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
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

ID: 7838
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