goodnight Irene

goodnight Irene

A phrase used to show one's shock or dismay. "Goodnight Irene" is the title of a 1930s folk song by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter. Primarily heard in US. Well, goodnight Irene—I never expected so many people to come to a party for me! Goodnight Irene—that was the last of our money, and we're close to running out of gas.
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That was back in the early '50s with Goodnight Irene, composed by Lead Belly and sung by The Weavers, the folk group Pete formed.
Eric Clapton Old Sock THE 21st studio album from the guitar legend sees him try his hand at classics such as All Of Me, Born To Lose and Goodnight Irene and making them equally as dull as dishwater.
It ended, of course, in curfew confusion, leaving The Boss and the Beatle to saunter offstage, but not before a brief Goodnight Irene, audible only to those closest to the stage.
PORTAS Irene Goodnight Irene, see you in my dreams.
The only minor disappointment was that the sign-off number before the inevitable encore, the classic Goodnight Irene, was cut short.
It sparked a rousing chorus of club song Goodnight Irene from the Rovers faithful, but this game was a long way from being put to bed.
Blustery winds, a cabbage-patch pitch and Goodnight Irene reverberating into the sunset all put the Gasheads in the mood for some laughing gas and the conditions were perfect for Rovers to complete a grand slam of Cup upsets over the weekend.
Twenty-three faves from all the subgenres -- ``Shady Grove,'' ``I Know You Rider,'' ``Wayfaring Stranger,'' Goodnight Irene,'' etc.
Country tunes features include Blue Moon of Kentucky, You Are My Sunshine, Send Me the Pillow That You Dream On, Goodnight Irene, Black Hills of Dakota, On Top of Old Smokey, Back Home Again, Have You Ever Been Lonely, and You're Cheatin' Heart.
A rousing version of Leadbelly's Goodnight Irene provided a worthy climax, with the whole band joining in on backing vocals.
Don Nix's blues standard Goin' Down and Leadbelly's Goodnight Irene are also stolen for his own.
Jim choked back tears as Leadbelly's heartbreaking folk song Goodnight Irene closed the ceremony.
The album, which goes on sale next week, contains 12 standards of love and friendship including such favourites as Roses are Red, Memories are Made of This, Goodnight Irene, Beatiful Dreamer, Love Me Tender, Softly and Gently, and I Heard the Bluebird Sing.
His burgeoning passion for the blues ( he recalls first listening to the Leadbelly classic Goodnight Irene when he was 10 ( and jazz, together with an artistic streak, offered him a way of broadening his horizons.