Mudcat Café message #427461 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8912   Message #427461
Posted By: GUEST,John Hill
28-Mar-01 - 09:47 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
I have Alan Lomax's book of "American Folk Songs".. which has Irene in it. I don't have it to hand but I'm sure that it says that the song was written by Leadbelly's uncle. I'll have another look when I get home.