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Published on Aug 27, 2010
Music by Henning Franz, set to a poem by Leonard Cohen. "Priests" performed an the Leonard Cohen 2010 Krakow Event on August 7 at the Manggha Centre. Video by: Arlene Dick (bridger15) http://onboogiestreet.blogspot.com Additional notes by: Franz Henning
The song is called Priests. It appeared on the first LC songbook that I bought, called Songs from Leonard Cohen.
Way back then I tried to play it according to the tabulature in the songbook, but never really got it. So after I started to create my own melodies to Leonard's poems in 2000, early this year I created my own take on Priests and this is the result. Leonards lyrics are
And who will write love songs for you when I am lord at last and your body is some little highway shrine that all my priests have passed
My priests they will put flowers there they will stand before the glass and they wear away your little window love they will trample on the grass
And who will aim the arrow that men will follow thru your grace when I am lord of memory and all your armour has turned to lace
And all of you have seen the dance that God has kept from me but he has seen me watching you when all your minds where free