Mudcat Café message #755853 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8912   Message #755853
Posted By: rich-joy
28-Jul-02 - 05:34 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
A great series that's just been on ABC-TV, here Down Under - about the history of Popular Music - mentioned that "Leadbelly's" Goodnight Irene was taken from a piece of popular sheet music published sometime in the 1800's (I think?!) by one GUSSIE DAVIS ..

Cheers! R-J