Mudcat Café message #423646 The Mudcat Café TM
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Posted By: Irish sergeant
22-Mar-01 - 08:07 PM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
I always heard that he did write "Good Night Irene" Alan Lomax did get his records cut and was instrumental in getting Ledbetter paroled. A rather rare occurence in those days and damned near impossible if you were African-American. I always loved that tune. Kindest reguards, Neil