In all the commotion about the coming storm, one person is being forgotten -- the woman behind it. Irene doesn't just cancel flights and shut down Broadway shows. She takes on a much less destructive form when the likes of Johnny Cash and Caetano Veloso sing her praises.
The most popular ode to Irene, "Goodnight Irene," is an old folk song, written in 3/4 time, that has been covered through the years by some heavy hitters, so we've included a few versions of it. Take a listen, let us know your favorite, and if we neglected any Irenes honored in song out there.
"Irene, I know it's hard to stay away"
Nat King Cole, "Goodnight, Irene"
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