Irene Goodnight waltz

Also known as Goodnight, Irene.

Irene Goodnight has been added to 7 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Irene Goodnight
R: waltz
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
E6 | F4 E2 | D4 C2 | B,6 | F6 n| G4 F2 | (E6 | E4) E2 | G4 G2 | F4 E2 | F4 E2 |
C4 C2 | B,4 F2 | G4 GF | (E6 | E6) || E2 E2 E2 | F4 E>C | D2 (F4 | F6) |
B2 B2 B2 | F2 G2 F2 | (E6 |E6) | B2 G2 G2 | G3 F E2 | A,2 (C4 | C4) C2 |
B,3 F FF | G G3 F2 | (E6 | E6) |]

Fourteen comments

Irene Goodnight

From Pete Seeger’s AMERICAN FAVORITE BALLADS. Quite popular everywhere.

Re: Irene Goodnight

I don’t believe Pete Seeger wrote it but he made it popular.
Sylvia Miskoe

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I’ve always associated this with Leadbelly.

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Sylvia : from Pete Seeg’s collection, he always gives the song-writer if known. Good book, you can get it on the Internet.

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Yes, the Leadbelly one popularised the song and was probably the first to record it. However, it’s origins aren’t clear.

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What’s clear is that if the Lomaxes hadn’t recorded Huddie Ledbetter, The Weavers would never have come across the song and recorded it.

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Chance is a fine thing as everybody wld agree ……

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My best friend in Orkney is IRENE SHEARER (Glaswegian, met her husband at a dinner party in Ork) - one of my many totally irrelevant comments (dopey female).

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I wrote a parody of it when one of our receptionists, named Irene, retired.

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I R E N E Good Night, and sleep like a baby.

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Is "Irene" Greek for peace? Can anyone say?

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Is Irene Greek for peace? You classical scholars anywhere ?

Re: Irene Goodnight

It seems that it is. The Greek word ειρήνη (eiríni) means peace.

Re: Irene Goodnight

Good Egg, Siuloir Compliments of the Season *%$*