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by DBCohen
Wed May 20, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The Partisan and more
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: The Partisan and more

B4real, Thanks for all those links; a real treat. As for La Marseillaise, my favorite rendition is, of course, from Casablanca : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOeFhSzoTuc At the beginning of this thread I said that "it’s pathetic to try to come up with songs against brute force", but here it is (a...
by DBCohen
Sun May 17, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC
Replies: 13
Views: 4156

Re: A Paul Muldoon poem in Memory of LC

Hi Joe, How nice to have this thread revived after a hiatus of three years... Some things are never lost. We followed your cruise adventure with great alarm and were relieved that you've made it back safely. So now you have quite a story to tell and all those interesting connections to offer. That's...
by DBCohen
Fri May 15, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The Partisan and more
Replies: 14
Views: 840

Re: The Partisan and more

I have an update for the above “Greek Partisan” song, thanks to information sent to me privately by a good friend. It turns out that it is not an authentic partisans’ song, but a song titled Ποιός δε μιλά για τη λαμπρή, “Poios den mila gia tin Lambri” from the album Enas Omiros , containing poetry b...
by DBCohen
Thu May 14, 2020 7:08 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: The Partisan and more
Replies: 14
Views: 840

The Partisan and more

“The Partisan” is a song strongly identified with Leonard Cohen, although not written by him. It is one of only ten non-original songs he covered on his various studio and live albums, and the one which stands out most noticeably among them. A particularly exciting moment for me in following him was...
by DBCohen
Mon May 11, 2020 3:29 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

B4real, A very impressive food list, and I’ve missed quite a few (how could I skip chocolates?). I’m not sure, though, that all those items are actually depicted as food staff, even if they may serve so potentially (“fish” in The Night Of Santiago, for example). You may also wish to double check you...
by DBCohen
Mon May 11, 2020 5:02 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Hi All, As stated earlier, a much more exhaustive effort than what I had in mind was demonstrated once again by B4real, so I refer you to her posting and the wealth of information and quotes available there. For what they are worth, here are the answers I prepared in advance, a few of them slightly ...
by DBCohen
Sun May 10, 2020 7:07 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

B4real,

I’m grateful for your exhaustive effort! Once again, I realized that I should have checked some questions more carefully before posting them, since I had some inexplicable misses. I’ll wait to see if more people are going to post their answers before posting mine on Monday.
by DBCohen
Thu May 07, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

B4real,

I'm looking forward to reading yours and (hopefully many) others' contributions!
by DBCohen
Tue May 05, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Hi All, A while ago I confessed that “I’ve quite exhausted my personal mine of questions for the time being”, but then I realized I was wrong. So, due to public demand, as they say in certain businesses, I’m offering here another round of questions on LC’s songs. The quiz covers all official studio ...
by DBCohen
Mon Apr 27, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Since nobody seems to be taking up the three challenges I mentioned above, here’s my take on one of them: details from the songs on the Thanks for the Dance album that should be added to the previous Q&A. I hope I didn’t miss anything this time. Q 6. The Night Of Santiago (“a gypsy”) Q 11. Happens T...
by DBCohen
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:44 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

B4real,

To your question, my friends is a female. Does it make any difference? :roll:
by DBCohen
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Jim, Thank you! Bells should certainly be included, and I can’t believe I forgot to include that clarinet. B4real, Sorry, but I remain unconvinced, for several reasons: 1. LC was careful with credits; in the few cases in which credit for lyrics had to be shared (“Got A Little Secret”; “Song Of Berna...
by DBCohen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

B4real, I’m afraid I must disagree; the shared credit on those four songs you mentioned must be for the music, and not for the lyrics. The only case of shared credit for the lyrics is “Got A Little Secret” (“Lyrics by LC and Felicity Buirski; Music by LC & Mitch Watkins). One more case of explicitly...
by DBCohen
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:54 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Heather, Yes, this was probably the idea behind the whole thing, being reminded of, and listening again, to all these songs, some very familiar, some less so. I believe I’ve quite exhausted my personal mine of questions for the time being, but if I get the urge, I’ll try to think up some more. Meanw...
by DBCohen
Mon Apr 20, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: News
Topic: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz
Replies: 36
Views: 3198

Re: A Leonard Cohen Song Quiz

Hi all, I guess more people have challenged themselves with the quiz, but did not see the need to post their answers, especially after the quite exhaustive efforts posted above by HugoD and B4real. As I suspected, they outdid me on some questions, bringing up some data missed by me when initially pr...

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