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GUEST,Fred Origin: Goodnight Irene (93* d) RE: Goodnight Irene Origin 28 Mar 01

Alan Lomax, in Folk Songs of N. America, says that this was the first folk song that the Lomaxes recorded with their new portable equipment, for the Archive of American Folk Song. He doesn't mention a date for that recording,which was in the State Penitentiary at Angola, Louisiana. He attributes the authorship to Lead Belly, but he gives no further details about it.

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