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Goodnight Irene chords

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                             Goodnight Irene - Lead Belly
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Tabbed by: StoogeKebab
Tuning: Standard
Information:

This has a relatively constant strumming pattern, alternating (string) 6, Chord, Chord 
5, Chord, Chord in 3/4 Waltz Time. There are also a number of short riffs played in 
between, similar to those heard (NOT SEEN - NOTE - VIDEO WAS RE DUBBED) in this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn50JSI0W-E

They are as follows and will be marked with [square brackets] alongside the chords:

Riff 1:
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|-4-3-2------|
E|------------|

Riff 2:
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|-0-1-2------|
E|------------|

Riff 3 (played faster than others to maintain correct time):
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|------------|
E|-0-2-4------|

Riff 4:
e|------------|
B|------------|
G|------------|
D|------------|
A|-0-2-4------|
E|------------|

The chords are as follows
  [A] [E7] [D] [D7] [D7/F#] OR [F#dim]
e|-0---0----2----2-----2----------2---|
B|-2---3----3----1-----1----------1---|
G|-2---1----2----2-----2----------2---|
D|-2---0----0----0-----0--------------|
A|-0---2---------------0--------------|
E|-----0---------------2----------2---|


The song begins with a strum on the open 5th string

A                   [1] E7
I asked your mother for you
[2] E7                   [3] A
She told me that you was too young
[3] A                       [4]   D         D7
I   wish dear Lord that I'd never seen your face
D7/F# D7    [3] E7   [3] A
I'm   sorry you ever was born


A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams


A                   [1] E7
Sometimes I live in the country
[2]  E7          [3]  A
Sometimes I live  in  town
[3] A           [4] D     D7
Sometimes I have a  great notion
D7/F# D7   [3]  E7  [3]   A
To    jump into the river and drown


A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams


A                     [1] E7
Last Saturday night I got married
[2]  E7        [3]     A
Me and my wife settled down
[3] A         [4]  D   D7
Now me and my wife are parted
D7/F# D7    [3]  E7      [3]    A
I'm   gonna take another stroll downtown


A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams

A                   [1]  E7
Stop ramblin', stop your gamblin'
[2]  E7               [3] A
Stop stayin' out late at  night
[3] A                [4] D    D7
Go home to your wife and your family
D7/F# D7    [3] E7  [3]     A
Sit   down   by the fireside bright

A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams


A                [1]      E7
I love Irene God knows I  do
[2]  E7               [3] A
Love her till the sea run dry
[3] A        [4]   D           D7
And if Irene turns her back on me
D7/F# D7    [3]  E7       [3] A
I'm   gonna take morphine and die


A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams


A                 [1] E7
One day, one day, one day
[2]  E7           [3] A
Irene was walking  a- long
[3] A        [4]   D   D7
Last words I heard her say
D7/F#  D7  [3] E7  [3] A
I want you  to sing me a song


A     [1] E7
Irene goodnight,
[2] E7   [3]  A
I - rene good-night
[3] A            [4]   D   D7
Goodnight Irene, Goodnight Irene
D7/F# D7   [3] E7   [3] A
I'll  kiss you in my dreams

            
            
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teamplay1 10 Nov 23, 2017 01:39 AM

Love this song (especially the slow Clapton version) .. thanks for a great tab.

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