45 leonard cohen suzanne so long marianne portugal ps

$150.00

Cohen, Leonard - Suzanne b/w So Long, Marianne (picture sleeve)

Format: 45
Label: Columbia 3337 (Portugal)
Year: 1966
Origin: Montréal, Québec
Genre: folk
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Value of Original Title: $150.00
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Release Type: Singles
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Playlist: Quebec, 1960's, Canadian Folk, Canadian Music Legends, Foreign Pressings

Tracks

Side 1

Track Name
Suzanne

Side 2

Track Name
So Long Marianne

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Leonard Cohen - Suzanne b/w So Long, Marianne (picture sleeve)

45 leonard cohen suzanne so long marianne portugal ps

Suzanne b/w So Long, Marianne (picture sleeve)

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Information/Write-up

"Marianne" in this song is Marianne Jensen (now Ihlen) who met and lived together with Leonard Cohen and her son on the Greek Island Hydra. Later they all 3 moved to Montreal. Marianne's son was from a former marriage with the Norwegian novelist Axel Jensen who also lived on Hydra at that time. On the backside of the cover of Songs From A Room there is a picture of Marianne sitting in front of Cohen's typewriter. (thanks, Thomas - Oslo, Norway, for all above)

So Long, Marianne

Come over to the window, my little darling,
I'd like to try to read your palm.
I used to think I was some kind of Gypsy boy
before I let you take me home.

Now so long, Marianne, it's time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again.

Well you know that I love to live with you,
but you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the angels
and then the angels forget to pray for us.

Now so long, Marianne, it's time that we began ...

We met when we were almost young
deep in the green lilac park.
You held on to me like I was a crucifix,
as we went kneeling through the dark.

Oh so long, Marianne, it's time that we began ...

Your letters they all say that you're beside me now.
Then why do I feel alone?
I'm standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
is fastening my ankle to a stone.

Now so long, Marianne, it's time that we began ...

For now I need your hidden love.
I'm cold as a new razor blade.
You left when I told you I was curious,
I never said that I was brave.

Oh so long, Marianne, it's time that we began ...

Oh, you are really such a pretty one.
I see you've gone and changed your name again.
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside,
to wash my eyelids in the rain!

Oh so long, Marianne, it's time that we began ...

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