Thursday, February 22, 2007

Hallelujah

The Mexican poster really has nothing to do with this post, but I just thought I'd share another of these great vintage posters.

There is a song that haunts me. It was written by Leonard Cohen and has been recorded by many people. I have never heard a bad version. Several months ago I woke up in the middle of the night and the words were playing in my head:

"Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah"

I hear Hallelujah in the shower. It comes into my head at least once a day. It's an old song, but I hear on the radio, it seems at least once a week.

Last week Juju mentioned it on her blog. This week, after I posted Leonard Cohen's Suzanne, two people have mentioned his Hallelujah in comments on my blog.

This song, as I said, is haunting me. I still love it.

Here is the exquisite Jeff Buckley version.

7 comments:

  1. Was I one of the mentioners? I can't remember, but this is one of my all-time favourites. Jeff Buckley's version nearly brings me to tears even after 10 000 listenings.

    ps been meaning to tell you what a gem your perfect little bird is :)

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  2. I love that poster! can I use it in one of my resins?

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  3. I have both Jeff Buckley's version and k.d. lang;s version on my iPod. Thanks for the ear worm.

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  4. I love Jefff Buckley's version. We have it on tape. Did you know that he drowned in a freak accident at a very young age? I'm not sure of the details. I think he dove off a dock and disappeared.

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  5. Thanks for sharing the Jeff Buckley piece. I've never heard this version before.

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  6. Leonard's own version ain't too shabby, either. I have his, k.d. lang's and Jeff Buckley's on my iPod.

    Terry, have you seen "I'm Your Man," the LC tribute concert/ documentary? I have it out from Netflix and we watched the main feature a few days ago; haven't yet seen the bonus material.

    Leonard Cohen is right up there for me, Musical God-wise, with Richard Thompson.

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  7. Don't forget how good Rufus Wainwright does the song.. Shrek soundtrack....The new Willie Nelson cover is also quite good.

    Support above comment... never heard a bad cover of Hallelujah yet.

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