“So Long, Marianne,” Leonard Cohen blanks on the lyrics, uttering the classic “WT...

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    Marianne – You make me forget so very much

    One line into “So Long, Marianne,” Leonard Cohen blanks on the lyrics, uttering the classic “What the … .” He turns to Roscoe Beck (on bass) who whispers the words to him, but Cohen still doesn’t go on. With a smile on his face, he walks back to Beck, who sings the first lines to him. Cohen opts to omit the first verse, going directly into the chorus with the audience joyously joining in. He and the crowd seem equally taken by the words of the next verse:1
    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. [emphasis mine]


    from: http://1heckofaguy.com/2010/09/07/l...en-and-st-margarethen-im-burgenland-concerts/

    Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne (Wiesbaden 9/3/2010)

     
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