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New filk: Hallelujah
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Arthur T.
2016-12-13 01:05:56 UTC
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title: Hallelujah
ttto: Get Happy by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen

Sing hallelujah for Leonard Cohen
He gave us many songs we love
Sing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
He's looking down now from above

Though his words weren't always cheerful
His songs always were a treat
If you found some of his songs tearful
It just means that your soul's complete

There will be no more new songs
That display his special flair
There are still old ones
So do not despair

Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
Do not think it is disrespectful
If you find his songs are opportune

It's we who love his songs
Who keep stoking Cohen's fame
And we acknowledge
He has our acclaim

Remember his songs and sing and use them
They're the legacy he left to us
With new meaning you can infuse them
You honor him when you do thus
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Arthur T. - ar23hur "at" pobox "dot" com
X-Lydia
2016-12-13 06:24:19 UTC
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title: Hallelujah
ttto: Get Happy by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen
Sing hallelujah for Leonard Cohen
He gave us many songs we love
Sing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
He's looking down now from above
Though his words weren't always cheerful
His songs always were a treat
If you found some of his songs tearful
It just means that your soul's complete
There will be no more new songs
That display his special flair
There are still old ones
So do not despair
Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
Do not think it is disrespectful
If you find his songs are opportune
It's we who love his songs
Who keep stoking Cohen's fame
And we acknowledge
He has our acclaim
Remember his songs and sing and use them
They're the legacy he left to us
With new meaning you can infuse them
You honor him when you do thus
--
Arthur T. - ar23hur "at" pobox "dot" com
Good one.
Gary McGath
2016-12-13 13:51:44 UTC
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Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
I sang my "Jalapeño" at MASSFILC a few days after Cohen died.
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Gary McGath http://www.mcgath.com
Arthur T.
2016-12-13 23:30:36 UTC
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Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
I sang my "Jalapeño" at MASSFILC a few days after Cohen died.
My first exposure to Hallelujah was a Youtube video of your song
sung by Heather Dale. I noticed two or three recent filks of it.
That's why, in part, I wrote this tribute.
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Arthur T. - ar23hur "at" pobox "dot" com
Lee Gold XP
2016-12-14 13:26:52 UTC
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Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
I sang my "Jalapeño" at MASSFILC a few days after Cohen died.
My first exposure to Hallelujah was a Youtube video of your song
sung by Heather Dale. I noticed two or three recent filks of it.
That's why, in part, I wrote this tribute.
I think our first exposure to it was when figure skaters started skating
to it -- during exhibition numbers. (That was back in the days when
lyrics were only sung during exhibition, not during competition.)

Figure skating is the only sport Barry and I follow.

--Lee
X-Lydia
2016-12-15 08:06:06 UTC
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Filk Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Join the others who have filked that tune
I sang my "Jalapeño" at MASSFILC a few days after Cohen died.
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Gary McGath http://www.mcgath.com
A week or two after, I sang "Sibling Rivalry" (same tune) at a house filk.
Kay Shapero
2016-12-15 04:37:30 UTC
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Post by Arthur T.
title: Hallelujah
ttto: Get Happy by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen
Remember his songs and sing and use them
They're the legacy he left to us
With new meaning you can infuse them
You honor him when you do thus
Applause! (Amen, too.)
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Kay Shapero
FAQ at http://www.kayshapero.net/filkfaq.htm
Address munged, use kay at kayshapero extension as per website.
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