Religion in Leonard Cohen's music (radio segment and article)

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David Dalton

Nov 8, 2021, 10:36:48 PM11/8/21
On yesterday morning’s The Sunday Magazine on CBC Radio One,
there was an 11 minute interview with author Harry Freedman
who discussed religious references in Leonard Cohen’s music.

Here is a link to that interview:

That page includes a button to play the interview, and also
a text article including some links to relevant songs. Here is
the opening paragraph of that article:

"Leonard Cohen's beautiful verses from songs such as Hallelujah
and You Want It Darker are deeply religious, and according to
author Harry Freedman, they're just two of many where Cohen
borrowed from ancient texts."

David Dalton (home page) Salmon on the Thorns (mystic page)
“‘You could lay down your head by a sweet river bed/But Sonny
always remembers what it was his Mama said” (Ron Hynes)

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