Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet him'

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Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet him'

Postby Hartmut » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:14 pm

Even more reasons to like Emmylou Harris ...

'Leonard Cohen is like ... he is on such a pedestal, I cannot tell you. One day I hope that I will meet him.'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DkQUgtvcnY
'Greeting from Leonard Cohen to Polar Music Prize Laureate Emmylou Harris'

(I didn't discover this; Gordana S. did.)
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Postby MarieM » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:39 pm

Here is the text of the note Leonard wrote.

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Postby mutti » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:09 am

That is so beautiful what Emmylou said in the video…I hope her wish comes true one day.
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Postby Kush » Sat Jun 13, 2015 12:38 am

That is a terrific video and note from LC. Emmylou Harris has a somewhat similar personality - unfailingly gracious and courteous. I am surprised they have never actually crossed paths but I do hope they sing together. To quote from a Townes Van Zandt song it would be "the bottom low, the treble clear"
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Postby cohenadmirer » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:43 pm

What song does this refer to ?
i have a feeling if Leonard saw this he would be moved to arrange a meeting if possible and - yes- Emmylou ' guesting' on his next album(or vice versa) is a wonderful thought.

Emmylou's version of 'Ballad of the absent mare ' is just about my favourite cover of a LC song
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Postby Hartmut » Mon Jun 15, 2015 2:55 am

cohenadmirer wrote:What song does this refer to ?
I used to think 'Ballad of a Runaway Horse' was the only LC song Emmylou Harris has covered. But there is at least one more song: 'The Stranger Song'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JMtw9ZYaAzo

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But I assume he is referring to 'Ballad of a Runaway Horse'.
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Postby sturgess66 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:49 am

Another video by Polar Music -

Polar Music Prize Laureate Emmylou Harris thanks Leonard Cohen for his letter
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjev0Kh4vY
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Postby Hartmut » Tue Jun 16, 2015 5:41 pm

Thanks, sturgess66!

As I said: Even more reasons ...
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Postby Kush » Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:06 am

Couple of great Emmylou compositions...

Michelangelo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qxcyFm6jeUU

The Pearl
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZJYfvx3emI

and

Sad Cinderella ( written by Townes Van Zandt)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dP1p3wqFYdE

The Pearl

Oh the dragons are going to fly tonight
They're circling low and inside tonight
It's another round in the losing fight
Out along the great divide tonight
We are aging soldiers in an ancient war
Seeking out some half remembered shore
We drink our fill and still we thirst for more
Asking if there's no heaven what is this hunger for?
Our path is worn our feet are poorly shod
We lift up our prayer against the odds
And fear the silence is the voice of God

[Chorus]
And we cry Allelujah Allelujah
We cry Allelujah

[Verse 2]
Sorrow is constant and the joys are brief
The seasons come and bring no sweet relief
Time is a brutal but a careless thief
Who takes our lot but leaves behind the grief
It is the heart that kills us in the end
Just one more old broken bone that cannot mend
As it was now and ever shall be amen

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]
So there'll be no guiding light for you and me
We are not sailors lost out on the sea
We were always headed toward eternity
Hoping for a glimpse of Gaililee
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Re: Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet h

Postby Kush » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:19 pm

Awesome video accompanying Emmylou Harris singing Ballad of the Runaway Horse. As good as the singing is , the video might just be even better...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCJPll_5lPc


Emmylou, Linda Ronstadt and Neil Young play Across the Border (Bruce Springsteen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfCS1yXg8gk

Linda Ronstadt is now stricken with Parkinson's disease and can no longer sing.
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Postby Hartmut » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:14 pm

Kush wrote:Emmylou, Linda Ronstadt and Neil Young play Across the Border (Bruce Springsteen)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfCS1yXg8gk
My favourite version of that song!
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Postby Kush » Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:37 am

Sisters of Mercy (EH and LR)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNlfvO_1V5w

Just found this terrific version of Tom Thumb's Blues by Linda Ronstadt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAjP14DfhV4
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Re: Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet him'

Postby Kush » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:51 am

A 22 year old Emmylou Harris in 1970. She glides the highs effortlessly ...a la Joan Baez !

Lady of the Rose and Fugue for the Ox (live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IfU1b-kmY

Would it be OK to introduce someone as "a delicious lady" in 2017 ?
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Re: Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet him'

Postby Hartmut » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:34 pm

Kush wrote: Lady of the Rose and Fugue for the Ox (live)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IfU1b-kmY
Thank you.
Kush wrote: Would it be OK to introduce someone as "a delicious lady" in 2017 ?
Not if the someone is male, I presume.
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Re: Emmylou Harris on LC: 'One day I hope that I will meet him'

Postby Kush » Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:56 am

He made it sound like she was ice cream or something :)

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