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Come on Irene: Covers for Our East Coast Brethren Battening Down the Hatches

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Here are some hurricane-appropriate covers to get you through the storm (of media coverage) today.

"Come on Irene" to the tune of "Come on Eileen" is now a meme, but it's not the only cover whose lyrics are getting tweaked.

Here's our favorite "Come on Irene" of the bunch:

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The DIY edition of "Goodnight, Irene":

This Dolly Parton-inspired cover is begging of ya, please don't come to land:

At first glance, these girls don't seem to have what it takes to take on the eye of the tiger or the eye of the storm...and then you notice those matching tracksuits:

And here's an R&B crooner singing a Jazmine Sullivan cover about the aftermath: