Galway Girl

Album: Transcendental Blues (2000)

Songfacts®:

  • Steve Earle recorded this with the Irish musician Sharon Shannon. Earle met her in Galway, where he was spending a lot time and working on his music. Shannon is not the girl in the song, but she explained in an interview with RTE radio that the Galway Girl is a real person, and hinted that it's a tale of unrequited love.
  • Shannon released the song on the album The Diamond Mountain Sessions around the same time it appeared on Earle's album. In 2007, she recorded a live version with fellow Irish musician Mundy that was picked up by RTE radio in Ireland, making it a hit in that country.
  • This song is featured in the 2007 movie P.S. I Love You.

Comments: 3

  • Michael from Buffalo, NyI turned a local hooligan Irish rock band (Jackdaw) on to this song & it was the ONLY non-original song they played... and the most requested.
  • Michael from Bern, SwitzerlandI met an old guy on Inishmore (island near Galway) and asked him to play this song for my girlfriend (yes, she loves "P.S. I love you") and he told me he didn't know the lyrics, but he once met the girl this song is about...
  • Mercedies from Soldotna, AkI love this song in P.S I love you! Both the actors that sang it didn't ruin the song which I thought was nice.
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