By Simon Vozick-Levinson
June 25, 2010 at 04:26 PM EDT

Image Credit: Christopher Polk/Getty Images; Rui M. Leal/PR PhotosJeff Tweedy is a prolific cover artist, both with Wilco and on his own. Usually he channels sturdy classics by the likes of the Beatles, Bob Dylan, or Big Star. At a solo gig in Chicago this March, however, the art-rock hero took on no less a contemporary pop monument than Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)” at an audience member’s request. Somehow the video footage of this remarkable occurrence remained largely unseen until last night, when TwentyFourBit posted a grainy YouTube clip that you can watch after the jump.

As you’ll see, Tweedy sings only a few bars, followed by a dramatic recitation of the hit’s lyrics. He also twirls his hand the way all good “Single Ladies” tribute artists must. Pitchfork thinks this is “better than Liza Minnelli’s version” from Sex and the City 2. I wouldn’t go that far, but it is pretty funny. Watch Tweedy’s cover after the jump and let us know what you think.

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