Goodnight, Irene

Hurricane Irene

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

Sometimes I live in the country
Sometimes I live in town
Sometimes I take a great notion
To jump into the river and drown

I love Irene, God knows I do
I’ll love her till the seas run dry
But if Irene should turn me down
I’d take the morphine and die

Stop rambling, stop your gambling
Stop staying out late at night
Go home to your wife and your family
Stay there by your fireside bright

Lead Belly