Leonard Cohen (1934-2016) had been a music inspiration of my youth. I discovered his songs as a student and was immediately captivated by his unique style, “dark” sound, baritone raw voice and beautiful lyrics.

I really did not care then about the harmony (chords) or the instruments used. I only cared about the way his songs made me feel and how I could spend hours listening the same song again and again…

I still can not think about Leonard Cohen without humming his beautiful song, “So long Marrianne”…

…Now so long, Marianne, It’s time that we began
to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again…

SO LONG MARIANNE
Leonard Cohen

 ABm
Comeover to the window, my littledarling
DA
I’d like to try to read yourpalm
 GD
Iused to think I was some sort ofgypsy boy
F#mEEsus4EE7
before I let you take me   home
 AF#m
Nowso long, Marianne,It’s time that we began
 EEsus4EE7EEsus4EE7AAsus4
tolaughandcryandcryandlaughabout itallagain
 ABm
Well youknow that I love tolive with you
DA
but you make me forget so verymuch
 GD
Iforget to pray for theangels
 F#mEEsus4EE7
and then theangels forget to pray forus   

Chorus

 ABm
Wemet when we werealmost young
DA
deep in the green lilacpark
GD
You held on to me like I was acrucifix
F#mEEsus4EE7
as we went kneeling through thedark   

Chorus

 ABm
Yourletters they all say that you’rebeside me now
DA
then why do I feel so alone
GD
I’m standing on a ledge and yourfine spider web
 F#mEEsus4EE7
isfastening my ankle to a stone    

Chorus

 ABm
Fornow I need yourhidden love
DA
I’m cold as a new razorblade
GD
You left when I told you I wascurious
F#mEEsus4EE7
I never said that I was brave    

Chorus

 ABm
Oh,you are really such apretty one
DA
I see you’ve gone and changed yourname again
GD
And just when I climbed thiswhole mountainside
 F#mEEsus4EE7
towash my eyelids in the rain    

Chorus

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