Day 142: Goodnight Irene

I posted more than two weeks of songs in ¾ time, but I neglected to post this song, one of my favorites.

The first time I heard this song, my dad sang it. He loved the Weavers, and they sang it. Leadbelly is credited with writing it, and maybe he did but who knows. The Weavers credit Leadbelly for teaching it to them. The song is so sad.

I have heard two versions of the chorus. One is, “I’ll see you in my dreams.” The other is, “I’ll kiss you in my dreams.” I like them both. There are lots of versions of this song. This is a good one.

I have not seen Miles in my dreams for a long time. I dream of him occasionally, but it has been several weeks.


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