Mudcat Café message #56821 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8912   Message #56821
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02-Feb-99 - 03:48 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Goodnight Irene
Subject: RE: Goodnight Irene Origin
Hamish Imlach used to introduce the song claiming Irene was the daughter of the governor of the prison in which Leadbelly was doing time (if that's the correct expression) for murder, and that he fancied her. However, I am nor sure how seriously Hamish is to take on that ... - Susanne