Friday Five: Goodnight, Irene
With Hurricane Irene all finished up from last week’s tear-up of the East Coast, it seemed only fitting to dedicate a Friday Five in her honor. When everything is all said and done, that little meteorological hussy is going to have caused billions of dollars of damage and lost revenues.
“Goodnight Irene” is a famous folk tune that was originally written by American blues musician Huddie ‘Lead Belly’ Ledbetter way back in 1932. With a famous line of “sometimes I take a great notion to jump in the river and drown,” it seems only appropriate that it be tied to a hurricane known for flooding.
Which cover is your favorite?
5. Johnny Cash- “Goodnight Irene”
4. Boxcar Willie- “Goodnight Irene”
3. Ernest Tubb & Red Foley- “Goodnight Irene”
2. Gene Autry- “Goodnight Irene”
1. Jim Reeves- “Goodnight Irene”
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