"GOODNIGHT IRENE" ble skrevet av Huddie Ledbetter i 1949 og var hit året etter med Gordon Jenkins And The Weavers, da i rolig valsetakt. NJS prøvde "GOODNIGHT IRENE" til "Close Up", men fikk den aldri helt til - derfor nytt forsøk til "Turn On To The Music" og da satt den.

I 2013 ble også "Close Up"-versjonen av "GOODNIGHT IRENE" utgitt på samlingen "Outtakes & Rariteter".

Goodnight Irene

(Huddie Ledbetter/John Lomax)

Last Saturday night I got married

Me and my wife settled down

Now me and my wife done parted

Guess I'll 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 downtown

Sometimes I take a great notion

To jump out in the river and drown

 

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight

Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene

I'll see you in my dreams

 

Stop your ramblin', buddy boy

You better stop your gamblin'

You better stop your gettin' home that late at night

you better move on back to your wife and to your family

Settle down by the fireside so bright

 

Irene Goodnight, Irene Goodnight

Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene

I'll see you in my dreams

 

NEW JORDAL SWINGERS - Goodnight Irene - 1979
1979 Goodnight Irene
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