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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A BEAUTIFUL ITALIAN SONG BY FRANCESCO DE GREGORI- LA DONNA CANNONE


A flare of foreign culture and a beautiful poetic song by a great Italian song-writer:

Francesco De Gregori- La Donna Cannone


One can find online translations to the beautiful Lyrics.

Dr. Sela, The Gentle Vet

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

IN MEMORY OF LEONARD COHEN

                               
                                             You have Completed your Journey. Rest In Peace.


 Two versions to the song:  So long Marianne  in older age, and an original version with images through the years:  So Long Marianne

Lyrics
Come over to the window, my little darling
I’d like to try to read your palm
I used to think I was some kind of Gypsy boy
Before I let you take me home
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
To laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again
Well you know that I love to live with you
But you make me forget so very much
I forget to pray for the angels
And then the angels forget to pray for us
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
We met when we were almost young
Deep in the green lilac park
You held on to me like I was a crucifix
As we went kneeling through the dark
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Your letters they all say that you’re beside me now
Then why do I feel alone?
I’m standing on a ledge and your fine spider web
Is fastening my ankle to a stone
Now so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
For now I need your hidden love
I’m cold as a new razor blade
You left when I told you I was curious
I never said that I was brave
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Oh, you are really such a pretty one
I see you’ve gone and changed your name again
And just when I climbed this whole mountainside
To wash my eyelids in the rain
Oh so long, Marianne, it’s time that we began
Songwriters: LEONARD COHEN
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