Goodnight, Ladies

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"Goodnight, Ladies" is a folk song attributed to Edwin Pearce Christy, originally intended to be sung during a minstrel show. Drawing from an 1847 song by Christy entitled "Farewell, Ladies", the song as known today was first published on May 16, 1867.[1]

Lyrics[edit]

Verse 1:

Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! Goodnight, ladies! We're going to leave you now.

Chorus: Merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along, Merrily we roll along, o'er the dark blue sea.

Verse 2:

Farewell, Ladies! Farewell, ladies! Farewell, ladies! We're going to leave you now.

Chorus

Verse 3:

Sweet dreams, ladies! Sweet dreams, ladies! Sweet dreams, ladies! We're going to leave you now.

Chorus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fuld, James (2000). The Book of World-Famous Music: Classical, Popular, and Folk. Courier Dover Publications. p. 255. 

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