Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

Just thought I’d put this up to mark the passing of Leonard Cohen.

As y’all know, I love this song, so much that awhile back, I asked Phillip and other musical sages here on the blog to help me understand why it was so awesome…

Interestingly, the song almost never reached a wide audience, thanks to the myopia of a record executive.

It’s almost certainly his most covered song, which prompted him to say, “I think it’s a good song, but I think too many people sing it.” See one of the less conventional video versions below.

Anyway, thanks, Leonard, for spending five years writing it. And for all the rest….

4 thoughts on “Leonard Cohen: Hallelujah

  1. Dave Crockett

    I first remember “Hallelujah” performed by Josh Grogan on the less-than-memorable “Ally McBeal” TV show, but it really stuck with me. I didn’t know of the other works of Leonard Cohen (as his creations, at least) at the time and that was my loss.

    As an occasional poet, I will mourn his passing.

    1. Kathryn Fenner

      I first encountered Leonard Cohen in the Norton Anthology of American [sic] Literature in college circa 1977. Suzanne was in it. Such a lovely poem. Then I heard Judy Collins’ version of it. Lovely.
      I, too, only heard Hallelujah in its many TV montage versions….

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