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Several sources indicate Leadbelly adapted it from a song he learned from a family member. One source for this song was "Irene, Good Night" copyrighted by Gussie Lord Davis in 1892, which in turn, was based in an earlier song.
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Unreleased First recording on July 16, 1933
1943 First release
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Goodnight Irene Martina Stafford October 31, 2014 Unverified
April 6, 2015
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Irene the Alexander Brothers Unverified