Goodnight Irene lyrics by Tom Waits - original song full text. Official Goodnight Irene lyrics, 2019 version | LyricsMode.com
Request & respond explanations
  • Don't understand the meaning of the song?
  • Highlight lyrics and request an explanation.
  • Click on highlighted lyrics to explain.
Tom Waits – Goodnight Irene lyrics
[Chorus:]
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.
Gonna take a little stroll downtown.

[Chorus:]

Yeah, sometimes I live in the country
And sometimes I live in town.
Yeah, and sometimes I take a great notion
I'm gonna jump in the river and drown.

[Chorus:]

Stop ramblin'. Stop that gamblin'.
Stop staying out late at night.
Go home to your wife and family.
Stay there by the fireside, bright.

[Chorus:]

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



Lyrics taken from /lyrics/t/tom_waits/goodnight_irene.html

  • Email
  • Correct

Goodnight Irene meanings

Write about your feelings and thoughts about Goodnight Irene

Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

Post meanings

U
Min 50 words
Not bad
Good
Awesome!

official video

0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z