*New Music Monday* My Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”

It’s a New Year, a new start, and New Music Monday is back! To kick us off, this is my version of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”:

225. leonard-cohen

Famous Blue Raincoat

It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening

I hear that you’re building your little house deep in the desert
You’re living for nothing now, I hope you’re keeping some kind of record

Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear
Did you ever go clear?

Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
You’d been to the station to meet every train
And you came home without Lili Marlene

And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
And when she came back she was nobody’s wife

Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
Well I see Jane’s awake
She sends her regards

And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
What can I possibly say?
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
I’m glad you stood in my way

If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Well your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free

Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
I thought it was there for good so I never tried

And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
That night that you planned to go clear

Sincerely L Cohen

Written by Leonard Cohen

(Click on pic for credits)

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6 comments on “*New Music Monday* My Version of Leonard Cohen’s “Famous Blue Raincoat”

  1. Brilliantt Derek, I listened very attentively, your version sort of called me in and demanded close listening, very rewarding, you sure made this your own. Thanks for the good listening’, Kevin

  2. John Ivory says:

    Nice to see (and hear!) New Music Monday is back!

  3. Emma says:

    Very nice, Derek. Perfect easy listening to follow the first day back at work.
    Happy New Year.

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