Henning Franz, Priests, Open Mic, Leonard Cohen Krakow Event 2010





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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

There are 4 songs from my 2003 album "Songs from Energy of slaves" at

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