Confused by Hallelujah

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Post by Rob » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:42 pm

On the "Leonard Cohen-rare live songs" posted here (many thanks) is that really Leonard singing "You are my sunshine"? Surely not. If not, who?
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Re: Confused by Hallelujah

Post by MR74 » Tue Oct 27, 2020 7:24 pm

Rolling Stones 12/12/2019 Interview article "How Leonard Cohen’s ‘Hallelujah’ Brilliantly Mingled Sex, Religion"
https://www.rollingstone.com/feature/ho ... on-194516/
In the interview, "Leanne Ungar, who engineered Various Positions" (record Hallelujah was in), said that
Cohen actually had "80 written verses" to the song!! This means he could've created up to 24,040,016 versions to the song. Maybe he was feeling certain verses during a particular performance so he changed them.
I wonder how many of the 80 verses can be found online?
I hope this helped some instead of caused more confusion....


WiTS wrote:
Mon Jan 03, 2005 5:23 pm
Album Version or Live Version ???
I found there are 2 versions Hallelujah. One is from 1984 album, Various Positions, track 05, and the other one is from 1994 album, Cohen Live, track 07, recorded in 1988. They have completely different lyrics except the last verse. I have checked some bootleg files, the second version mentioned above always attended in concert, on the contrary, only Various Positions and The Essential containing the first one, the studio one, the album one.
http://www.leonardcohenfiles.com/halldraft.html
This page shows a draft which displaying the first verse of Live version while the lyrics on this page belong to album one.
I am very confused. Need guidance. Thanks a lot...
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