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Roger Hobden
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RIP Leonard Cohen

This hauntingly beautiful song about a Partisan in France during WW II is one of the jewels that this man gave to the world.

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Hadn't heard until this post. RIP.
 
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Roger Hobden
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It was announced about an hour ago.

 
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Thanks Roger - that's a wonderful song; hadn't heard it before. Gave me chills when they sang in French "I have no fear".
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Thank you
 
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Lyrics

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do
I took my gun and vanished.

I have changed my name so often
I've lost my wife and children
But I have many friends
And some of them are with me

An old woman gave us shelter
Kept us hidden in the garret
Then the soldiers came
She died without a whisper

There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
But I must go on
The frontiers are my prison

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we'll come from the shadows

Les Allemands étaient chez moi
Ils me dirent, "résigne toi"
Mais je n'ai pas peur
J'ai repris mon âme

J'ai changé cent fois de nom
J'ai perdu femme et enfants
Mais j'ai tant d'amis
J'ai la France entière

Un vieil homme dans un grenier
Pour la nuit nous a caché
Les Allemands l'ont pris
Il est mort sans surprise

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we'll come from the shadows
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There's a lot of war imagery in his songs, even the romantic ones.
 
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The song was written in 1943 by Emmanuel d'Astier de la Vigerie, and covered by Leonard Cohen in the 60s. I believe Leonard Cohen provided the English translation.
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Interesting. I didn't know that.

I have found the original song on youtube and the music is the same, but Leonard Cohen created his very own poetic version inspired by the initial content.

Even the french section has been modified by LC also, to good effect, IMHO.
 
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Roger Hobden
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La complainte du Partisan.

 
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Mallet wrote:


RIP Leonard Cohen

This hauntingly beautiful song about a Partisan in France during WW II is one of the jewels that this man gave to the world.


Absolutely! Beautiful Song!
 
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