Saturday diversion / Becket and Lead Belly edition

hurricane mash-up
In which Vladimir and Estragon finally meet Godot, who says “Goodnight Irene” instead of “hello boys!” and then exits, stage right, humming. The boys are plunged into further despair.

The lyrics to the Lead Belly classic (often attributed to Alan Lomax, who “discovered” it with his father John, but apparently it goes back to 1889) are not totally apropos of this waiting-for-Irene weekend, but the title works.

I grew up on the Weavers version, but it has been done by pretty much everyone since. Here is the  Clapton version.

Let’s get this hurricane behind us, without excessive drama….

© Sandy Mattingly 2011

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