Music Quote of the Day

"If you really think about it, everything in this world tries to be music." -- Eugene Hutz

Monday, June 1, 2009

Goodnight, Irene - Lead Belly

The chorus for this song has been playing over and over in my head since I awoke this morning. Goodnight, Irene is a 20th century American folk song first recorded by Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter in 1932 and speaks of a lover's frustration and sadness (and suicidal musings) over a love gone wrong. This song became Lead Belly's theme song and he'd close each performance with it.

Lead Belly website

Wikipedia article on Lead Belly

1 comment:

Machelle said...

Hi, I love that song. My favorite version is Kelly Joe Phelps's.