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Stephen Fain Earle was born on 17 January 1955 in Ft.
Monroe, Virginia, where his father was stationed as an air
traffic controller. When Steve's due date approached, a
family member was selected and sent to Virginia with a
small Prince Albert tobacco tin of Lone Star dirt from the
family farm. Grandmama said the dirt was spread in a flat
pan and the little fellow was held up and his feet
imprinted in the Texas dirt. While the family had to
accept that his birth certificate said Virginia, Steve's
granddaddy and uncles were More...


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I married Irene | Reviewer: Wayne Kuhn
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

I married Irene, but her real name is .... Now, like in the Beatles song "Yesterday" I'm not half the man I used to be!

My Irene inspired me to write this poem:

Would that I could, I'd say that I love you
Would that I could
Would that I could I really would love you
Oh! Yes I would

Would that I could I'd go back in time
I'd change the things that changed my mind
I'd love you still, say love is blind
Would that I could, I would

Would that I could I'd say that I love you
Would that I could
Would that I could, I really would love you
Oh Yes I would!

Would that I could, I'd forget the past
Forget it all-I'd never more ask
Forgivings are done, but forgettings don't last
But, would that I could, they would

Would that I could I'd say that I love you
Would that I could
Would that I could, I really would love you
Oh yes I would!

Would that I could, I'd wake from a dream
And know what happened is an unreal thing
But, I'll never know the joy that would bring
Still, would that I could, I would.

Would that I could I'd say that I love you
Would that I could
Would that I could, I really would love you
Oh Yes I would!

Would that I could, but No! I shan't
For the thing that were done
You can't just repent, still would that I could,
My love I would grant, would that I could,
But...I CAN'T!

Didn't Hank Williams make a rechording of this song. | Reviewer: Michael Semones
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

I think the first time I heard this song was back in the early 50s. I was sitting in the back seat of our car and my father had the Grand Ole Opera on the radio. We were coming home from a trip to the mountains to see my grand parents. I can still hear that song in my head. Must be about 60 years or so.

The first time I heard this song... | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

I just heard this song for the first time the other day. My grandma, named Irene just died the day before. Most of the lyrics are not too fitting, but the main verse is the last line of the speech I am giving at her memorial later this month.

My Sister Irene | Reviewer: Margaret Kasper in Colorado
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

Our Dad named my sister "Irene" so he would sing this with us when we went on long car rides. But this is the verse that I remember us singing: Last Saturday night I got married Me and my wife settled down Now me and my wife are parted Gonna take another walk down town

Irene good night, Irene good night,
goodnight Irene, goodnight Irene,
I'll see you in my dreams

Just the Right Wingers? Are you sure? | Reviewer: Brian
    ------ About the song F The CC performed by Steve Earle

Let's be careful about blaming it all on right wingers. Liberals weren't the one's burning books back in the 1980's. Those were religious conservatives. It wasn't even liberalism that motivated the push to label rock albums and demnonize Ozzy, Judas Priest and Metallica over misunderstood and misinterpreted song lyrics. In fact, the common thread in all of this s**t is organized religion. Just because Tipper Gore headed the PMRC doesn't mean it was her political views motivating her morality mission.

HAUNTING COMMENTS | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

Creepy? I think not. It is a haunting song, but it someone spilling out his inner thoughts and urges-- which we all possess. We either suppress or put it out into the sunlight on the clothesline for all to bear witness. No, that is nowhere near "creepy"... and then the comparison to Irene of the song and the hurricane, which alludes to a "hope" that the rest of us don't feel like the be-troubled young man expressing his desire for the young Irene who has captured his fancy.... Where oh where oh do people come up with these contorted comments full of narrow condemnation. A song is a soul. Listen to the soul. What a really creepy song? Listen to "I will follow you, every step you take, every move you make..." yes, scary, but no more so than "Mack the Knife"... c'mon, these are real tales of life. Don't judge based on today's newly created "politically correctness" in every move we make, every step we take.

Last line of the chorus | Reviewer: Mike from Shreveport
    ------ About the song Goodnight Irene performed by Steve Earle

He seems to actually be singing, "I'll GET you in my dreams," meaning that he's fallen for her, but she's too young, so he can only "get her" in his dreams. It's actually a bit creepy if you think about it.

What the fuck | Reviewer: Anonymous Afghanistan veteran
    ------ About the song Rich Man's War performed by Steve Earle

@anonymous: what the fuck are you saying? I have never felt more understood by anyone than Steve Earle.
If you think he belittles us, lemme tellya something: I didn't wanna go. But whatcha gonna do if your parents can't afford to get you a college education and you're not good enough for a scholarship?
Do you think I feel good about having protected people the likes of you? I have killed people, at least one turned out to be innocent. I have to live with that for the rest of my life. How you can life with yourself being responsible for so many innocent deaths, beats me.

People like you are the reason America was attacked in the first place and that America gets such a big deal of hatred from so many people and peoples.
Go to Iraq and die for what you believe in. Don't let others do that for you.

what belittlement? | Reviewer: extramuros
    ------ About the song Rich Man's War performed by Steve Earle

To the idiot who thought this song belittled what our soldiers do - where the hell do you get that? The point is that our soldiers are being used and deceived. What they are doing has absolutely nothing to do with "fighting for our freedom". They are being used by rich people to make the world a better place for rich people - and it's people like you that make this possible.

Brazilian Man Loves it | Reviewer: Edilson Jacobson
    ------ About the song The Galway Girl performed by Steve Earle

Hi, Folks! I'm a Brazilian Man and don't know much about Irish things, but one thing I know: I love Irish music and dances. The first time I heard this song was on Youtube played by a girl with a tin whistle. I love it since then. Hugs from Brazil....


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