Black Hair and Blue Eyes Make a Song

[Excerpted from our Once and Future Songs column in newsletter.]

Steve Earle, in The Galway Girl, convinces me he had no choice to fall in love with a girl with black hair and blue eyes. Yep, that’s the only

reason. No need for personality, not even beauty or the ability to speak, just that Irish (Galway apparently has the best market) combo of black hair and blue eyes.

Now I have met a few Irish beauties with black hair and blue eyes, though I must confess I did not fall for them, at least not anymore than I fall for Zooey Deschanel when I see her in a movie— I believe her hair is dark brown, not black. But in the song, the essence of The Galway Girl’s beauty lays manifest in the (presumed striking and unusual) black hair and blue eyes… (blah, blah, blah, you get it, right?)

Right. So anyway, maybe I’ll learn that song.

Btw, Zooey, you can sing with us anytime.

(And I ask you friend, what’s a fella to do? ‘Cause her hair was black and her eyes were blue.)

Kriegs

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