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deegle
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The Partisan

Post by deegle » Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:56 pm

Hi guys, a few years ago I found a live version of 'the partisan' on YouTube where Leonard replaced the word 'soldiers' with 'Germans'. I can't remember where the concert took place and as a result, can't find it again. Can anyone help?
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Re: The Partisan

Post by Maarten » Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:11 pm

Hi Deegle

The (now abandoned) website "Diamonds in the Lines: Leonard Cohen in his own live words" (former http://www.leonardcohen-prologues.com) says the following:
Frankfurt 06/05/70
This is a song called "The Partisan". When I say in the song "The Germans poured across the borders...then the Germans came... " I don't really mean the Germans you know. And when I say in the song "I took my gun and vanished" I don't really mean that I took my gun and vanished. Nothing that I say in the song doesn't really mean. But there must be something true about it, and I'll try to locate that each time. I'd like to dedicate this song to the memories of the four students....(*)
You can still revisit the website using the WayBackMachine (https://web.archive.org/):
Homepage: https://web.archive.org/web/20011202223 ... es.com:80/
The Partisan: https://web.archive.org/web/20130914220 ... rtisan.htm

I hope this helps!
Maarten

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Re: The Partisan

Post by B4real » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:41 am

Hi guys,
Just thought I'd add that Leonard substituted "The Germans" on quite a few occasions.
In 1974 he did so at Brussels and Copenhagen - no YouTube videos of them. But there are these two below -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7Fa3ODJH8
Tel Aviv 1980 @ approx 1:05:20 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAGZXSpdQ-4
Warsaw 1985 @ approx 2:25 mins

I suspect there are more applicable concerts which I haven't checked out yet.
Enjoy!
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Re: The Partisan

Post by Maarten » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:45 am

B4real wrote:
Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:41 am
Hi guys,
Just thought I'd add that Leonard substituted "The Germans" on quite a few occasions.
In 1974 he did so at Brussels and Copenhagen - no YouTube videos of them. But there are these two below -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y7Fa3ODJH8
Tel Aviv 1980 @ approx 1:05:20 mins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAGZXSpdQ-4
Warsaw 1985

I suspect there are more applicable concerts which I haven't checked out yet.
Enjoy!
Bev

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Thanks for the help.

Maarten

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Re: The Partisan

Post by B4real » Wed Mar 16, 2022 12:48 am

Always my pleasure, Maarten :D
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Re: The Partisan

Post by deegle » Sat Apr 23, 2022 6:56 pm

deegle wrote:
Tue Mar 15, 2022 9:56 pm
Hi guys, a few years ago I found a live version of 'the partisan' on YouTube where Leonard replaced the word 'soldiers' with 'Germans'. I can't remember where the concert took place and as a result, can't find it again. Can anyone help?
Thank you all so much for the great information, I knew this was the place to find out. I'm chuffed to have the links.
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