Goodnight Irene   1936, Gordon Jenkins & His Orchestra and the Weavers (#1 in 1950)

Last Saturday night I got married
Me and my wife settled down.
Now me and my wife are parted
I’m gonna 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 in the town,
Sometimes I have a great notion
To jump in the river and drown.  

Ramblin’ stop your gamblin’
Stop staying out late at night.
Go home to your wife and your family
Sit down by the fireside bright.