Saturday, 6 November 2010

I'd like to try to read your palm

Please find me
I am almost 30.
--Leonard Cohen

As everybody knows by know, Cohen lived on Hydra, a Greek island, back in the early sixties, on an inheritance of about 200 dollars a year, writing, living with a married Norwegian woman whose name was Marianne.

'This song is called So Long, Marianne
And the girl called Marianne
That I know very well
She came to me after I sang it for her first
And she said
(She's a Norwegian)
She said, ah, I'm certainly glad
That song wasn't written for me...
And I said, oh, yeah?
And she said, yeah
'Cause my name's Marianne...'

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