Songs in French

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theodosis
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Songs in French

Post by theodosis » Thu Jan 03, 2008 4:41 pm

Hello and Happy New Year

I am looking for songs which Leonard Cohen has sung in French. Can some one guide me ?

Thanks / Theodosis
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Re: Songs in French

Post by Davido » Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:56 pm

Hi and welcome,Theodosis,
You are probably already aware of the verses sung in French in 'The Partisan',and 'The Lost Canadian' from the album 'Recent Songs'.
In addition I know only of 'Bird on the Wire' that Leonard sang in French in a few live concerts:
Je veux vivre tout seul [Bird On The Wire in french]
1-Paris, France, 1974/09/07
2-Montréal, Québec, Canada, 1975/02/10 (2nd concert) [no known recording]
3-Bryn Mawr, PA, USA, 1975/11/23
4-Paris, France, 1976/06/05
5-Reims, France, 1976/06/09
and, as well as speaking to his audience in French in some of his live shows in that country,
he adds a very short improvisation (just a couple of lines in French):
La Marseillaise
1-Paris, France, 1979/10/30
There are other artists' recordings of Leonard's songs in other languages, mainly Graeme Allwright for French translations.
I hope this is of some help.
Dave
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Re: Songs in French

Post by theodosis » Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:27 am

Thanks Dave,

you've been most helpfull

Theodosis
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