HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Birdonawire » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:36 pm

Happy birthday Leonard,

And many, many more.

Eric.
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by echoes » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:40 pm

Dear Mr. Cohen,

happy birthday!!!

Best wishes from Germany
Manuel
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Andrew McGeever » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:02 pm

Dear Leonard,
Several members of the McGeever family attended your concert at Edinburgh Castle on July 16th.
My wife, my daughter-in-law and my future (hopefully!) daughter-in-law all fell in love with you.
They all agreed that you are an extremely sexy man, with a very sexy voice....oh, and your music is wonderful too.
I write this just to let you know.
Yours sincerely,
Andrew McGeever.

P.S. Leonard: as for me, I have loved your poetry and music for over 40 years. I guess I love you too :D
Happy 74th birthday !

From the McGeever family, including me, the token male.
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Judy » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:44 pm

Wishing you love and laughter

Judy
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Inge » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:17 am

Happy birthday, dear Leonard.

Thank you for your beautiful concert in Amsterdam. It was a magical evening. I hope to see you again in Rotterdam.

With love,
Inge
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by MarianneP » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:20 am

Happy Birthday Leonard .

Looking forward to the concert in Gothenburg.

Marianne
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Sasha K » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:49 pm

Dear Leonard

Thank you for staying, for your sublime and inspiring work, and especially for this tour !

I wish you the happiest of birthdays, and all the blessings !

" Because of our love, you will never be a lonely spirit."
( after Wang Du Lu, born Wang Bao Xiang )


" He`s found the keys to Paradise
He knows what they are for "
( after Serge Gainsbourg )


" While I`ve got heaven in your face
I`ve got the sunshine in my life
I look at you, and I see the L--d
Your eyes are full of His light and love "

(that one`s from me, with love, respect, and thanks )


Sasha K.
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by linmag » Fri Sep 19, 2008 7:51 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD.

May the happiness that you have given to so many this year be stored up and returned to you a thousandfold over many, many years to come.
Linda

1972: Leeds, 2008: Manchester, Lyon, London O2, 2009: Wet Weybridge, 2012: Hop Farm/Wembley Arena
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by elfra » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:32 pm

Happy Birthday Leonard long may you live,
with love Liz.x
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by Wybe » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:14 pm

Congratulations Leonard,

We wish you a very happy birthday and hope you will enjoy the concerts as much as we do.
This year we drink not a Red Needle but something that gives us another kind of wisdom. Yamas.
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We are very much looking forward to see you in concert next month,
Wijbe and Willy
2008 -- Brugge, Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Helsinki, Oberhausen, Rotterdam -- 2008
2009 -- Antwerpen, Venice, Barcelona .-- 2009
2010 -- 2 x Gent, Lille, 2x Las Vegas, -- 2010
2012 -- Gent, 2 x Amsterdam, Dublin, Verona -- 2012
2013 -- Pula, Rotterdam -- 2013
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by madeline » Fri Sep 19, 2008 10:56 pm

Slowly you come to me/ slowly we shed/
the clothes of our doubting/and slowly are wed


Famous Troubadour

It’s four in the morning
but everything's okay
I’m writing you now just
to say ‘Happy Birthday’

Toronto is steamy
I like where I’m living,
They’re busy on Clinton St.
all through the evening

I hear that you’re working
writing your poems, singing in Europe
You were robbed of your savings, G-d!
I hope you’re keeping some kind of record

Yes, and John came by just to drop off the girls
we’re finished as lovers, for sure
It’s been good for us, we have grown
Apart, and for good.

I loved you, as John did,
your songs were about us,
Destructive, creative
and tortured with love/lust

You were part of our courtship,
and part of our wedding
still we weren’t prepared for
the pain of our ending

And you treated all women
to a sip of your life
I took more than my share, now
I’m nobody’s wife

Well I see you, hair grey and wrinkly face
Silent One so full of grace
well I’m dry again but
now I know how to wait

He took all of your albums
I knew they would help him
He cried all the time, just like me

It cost us so much
to be free of each other
a home and a whole family

It’s hard when you’re young
it gets soft later on
so much to collect, then
so much to be gone

Yes and thanks
for the trouble you took for us all
for showing us it's okay
to fall, rise, and fall

I’m so happy you’re happy
an old monk who’s still sexy
and living among us again

I said, ‘Leonard I love you’
at the time of our meeting
I feel like we’ve always been friends

John and I aren’t pals
No secrets, no sighs
but we talk and last night
we laughed at his lies

And thanks
for the poems and songs that you write
for helping us give up the fight
We're beautiful losers, like you.

Sincerely,

M. Moore
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by pe swijngedouw » Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:44 am

dear Mr. Cohen

one last day at seventy-three, than it is seventy-four ;
a very happy birthday to you ;
may your days be filled with as much happiness as you have given me in the last thirty-nine years, since i first heard your voice on the radio ;
thank you for so many beatiful things ; take good care of yourself

pe swijngedouw
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by swan13 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 5:35 am

Leonard, thank you so much for the joy you bring to so many. I hope you have a wonderful birthday on Sunday. :D
Happy Birthday darlin.
Liz
"Should've got in the car"
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by phillip » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:23 am

Happy Birthday Leonard

and Thankyou for 20 years of listening to your songs and reading your books of poems I look forward to many more years too, my Mother and I and my aunt and uncle saw you in concert in Manchester 2008 it was fantastic we had a great time and we look forward to seeing you again in Birmingham in November can't wait:)

Have a great Birthday Leonard and have a drink or two on me

phillip :D
I have been a Leonard Cohen fan for 28 years feel free to email me if you wish to keep in touch!
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Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LEONARD!

Post by glen blair » Sat Sep 20, 2008 11:42 am

This means so much to me - to be able to wish you Happy Birthday! It's 40 years since that day, (or was it just yesterday?) when my music teacher first played 'Suzanne' to my classs at grammar school.. 'listen to this, it's something different.....'. That was it, I'd found someone whose work was to inspire, nourish, console and accompany me through life's journey, but who I thought I'd never be fortunate enough to hear and see in the flesh. But Dublin, 15th June, 2009, my daughter (happily now also an avid admirer) and I managed to get tickets, flights and enough money to enable us to enjoy the most amazing evening in your company. THANK YOU, Leonard, and please know how grateful your admirers are to have had this opportunity to make you aware of your special place in our hearts

Have the most wonderful birthday
Glen
(ps: North Yorkshire's the most beautiful place - why don't you visit some time...??!!!!)
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