Hank Thompson

Wake Up Irene

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For months and months and months around the country
Everybody sang Irene goodnight
But she wouldn't go to bed no matter what they said though everybody tried with all their might.
She stayed awake while steel guitars were a going
In every honky-tonk she could be seen
but she finally went to bed and covered up her head and now there's not a thing can wake Irene

Wakeup Irene you've sleep to long Wakeup Irene it's time to move along
Wakeup Irene and pay for your bed Wakeup Irene or folks will think your dead

Lot's of guitar pickers by the dozen Sang goodnight Irene all night and day
And even Crosby too with his bobobabobedo tried to get Irene to hit the hay
Well I guess they finally sang her off to slumber
They must have tried a million times or more
But oh my aching back when she finally hit the sack man you ought to hear that women snore

Wakeup Irene you've sleep to long Wakeup Irene it's time to move along
Wakeup Irene and pay for your bed Wakeup Irene or folks will think your dead


Writer/s: Hank Thompson

Wake Up Irene de Hank Thompson

This song appears in 21 albums


Best of Hank Thompson, Vol. 2
2019

Introducing... Hank Thompson, Vol. 1
2019

Next Time
2019

Top 50 Classics - The Very Best of Hank Thompson
2014

The Country Collection, Vol. 1
2013

Most of All
2013

Gods of Country - Hank Thompson
2011

A Country Legend
2010

Wild Side of Life
2009

The Wild Side of Life
2009

Country Pioneers - Hank Thompson
2009

His Very Best - EP
2009

The Very Best Of
2009

Hank Thompson: Classics
2009

Classic Years of Hank Thompson Vol. 1
2008

Listener's Digest: Hank Thompson
2008

A Pair of Hanks (Re-Recorded Versions)
2007

Wake Up Irene
2007

20 Greatest Hits (Re-Recorded Versions)
2005

Capitol Collectors Series
1989

The New Green Light (feat. The Brazos Valley Boys) [Mono Version] - EP
1955
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