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by Steven
Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:03 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
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Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Is the song "Take This Longing"? Of course it is. :)
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hartmut, Yes, it is "Banjo": "It's a broken banjo bobbing / On the dark infested sea." (This song has some commonality with the song recorded by Johnny Paycheck: "Old Violin." Mentioned this elsewhere on the forum. May have since deleted the mention. My preference among the two songs is for "Old Vio...
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Actually, the answer is floating about right in front of us.
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Hadn't thought of "burning violin" from "Dance Me To The End of Love," though it's an excellent
answer.

Plywood violins and cheap violins probably aren't "beyond all repair" (coincidental usage... no
hint intended). So, those lesser grade instruments wouldn't be correct.
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi,

"Too far gone for a luthier" are words that are probably applicable for a situation presented in
what song?
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Are you looking for this: The Cider House Rules by John Irving?
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

I was ingeniously wrong. :) Am afraid I jumped into the question without fully assimilating earlier
posts on it. Sorry about that.
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:28 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Making no reference to any drink, restaurant, or city, and only guessing at this: Tom Wolfe's
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test and Leonard Cohen's "Field Commander Cohen" with
"parachuting acid into diplomatic cocktail parties" might be what you have in mind.
by Steven
Sat Jul 16, 2016 4:58 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Hartmut,

Is it John Irving's book Until I Find You? I haven't read the book, so can't confirm that
"If It Be Your Will" makes an appearance in the story. The hint about Leonard Cohen's friend
and teacher brought about this answer. My guess is that the hint is referring to Irving Layton.
by Steven
Wed Jul 13, 2016 10:51 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Roman,

Darker... okay, maybe "Avalanche" with: "Well I stepped into an avalanche, / it covered up
my soul." (A similarly very dark song is Townes Van Zandt's "The Hole" with: "It's cold and
dark and lonely here.")
by Steven
Wed Jul 13, 2016 8:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Roman,

"Joan Of Arc" has lines that paint a dark picture that is in contrast to Van Gogh's "The Starry Night."
These are the ones: "no moon to keep her armor bright, / no man to get her through this very smoky
night."
by Steven
Wed Jul 13, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi,

Roman's answer of "The Letters" is perfectly correct, as is "Famous Blue Raincoat" provided by
Hartmut. Had "Famous Blue Raincoat" in mind.
by Steven
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:01 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi,

"Post Scriptum" would be an especially appropriate title for a sequel to what L.C. song?
by Steven
Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Bev, "The Butcher" has these words: "I am what I am." "You Know Who I Am" these: "You know who I am." The Old Testament these in Exodus 3:14: "I am who I am." The New Testament these in John 8:58: "Before Abraham was, I am." (An iconic, now politically incorrect, usage of similar words is found h...
by Steven
Tue Jul 12, 2016 6:04 am
Forum: Leonard Cohen's music
Topic: L.C. Song Hunt
Replies: 1052
Views: 122567

Re: L.C. Song Hunt

Hi Bev, Am no expert on the bible, myself. Nevertheless, attempted to find an answer to the question. Came up empty. Considered "The Butcher" because of the words "only son" there and thought there could be some overlap with words in "Story of Isaac" because Isaac is spoken of as Abraham's "only son...

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