Song of the Week: “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” Ray Wylie Hubbard

Esteemed Texas singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard has a new album, A. Enlightenment B. Endarkenment (Hint: There is no C), and the songs feature fire and brimstone, mescaline and naked women, guitars and harmonicas.  “Drunken Poet’s Dream” is a highlight and here it is, as performed by Ray at a recent music festival.  The song is actually written by Hayes Carll, who is also no slouch with a guitar and a harmonica.  You can catch Ray live next weekend (Jan. 23) for two shows at Houston’s Mucky Duck, plus a free in-store at Cactus Music and Video.  He also plays Galveston’s Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe on Jan. 30 and Gruene Hall in New Braunfels on Jan. 31.

Ray Wylie Hubbard official website

3 Responses to “Song of the Week: “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” Ray Wylie Hubbard”

  1. The song was actually written by Ray and Hayes. They started writing it together at the house then continued through emails. They both got busy with touring and each finished the song on thier own which explains the different lyrics in each of their versions. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the clarification, Judy! I must admit, I like Ray’s version better.

  3. Heather Brock Says:

    Well they wrote it but Ray Wylie Hubbard ADDED another verse & his version is by far the best EVER. I love this song, it’s the best song out in years.

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