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Dieses Lied wurde in der Version von Pete Seeger zum Schlager.
Irene good night, Irene good night.
Good night, Irene, good night, Irene,
I 'll kiss you in my dreams
Sometimes I live in the country,
Sometimes I live in town.
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump into the river and drown.
I asked your mother for you,
She told me you were too young.
I wish to the Lord I never seen your face,
I 'm sorry you ever was born.
You caused me to weep, you caused me to moan,
You caused me to leave my home.
The last word I ever heard her say:
"I want you to sing me a song."
Stop rambling and stop gambling,
Quit staying out late at night.
Go home to your wife and your family,
Sit down by the fireside bright.
I love Irene, God knows I do,
I love her till the sea runs dry.
If Irene turns her back on me
I 'm gonna take morphine and die.