Leonard Cohen’s brief acceptance speech at the 2006 Canadian Songwriters Hall Of Fame induction is typically gracious, includes the requisite self-effacing joke, and even offers a rendition of his trademarked phrase, “If I knew where the good songs came from, I’d go there more often.” The high point, however, is his invocation of Georges Dor’s La Manic to close his talk.
Cohen first performed his cover of La Manic at the Nov 29, 2012 Montreal concert.
The video also contains an accolade-laden introduction by former CBC Host, Governor General, and author Adrienne Clarkson and Cohen wiping away tears of gratitude as well as a glimpse of Anjani Thomas (seated by Cohen)
Leonard Cohen Accepting Induction into CSHF 2006, Part II
Video from ljw2909
Note: Originally posted November 8, 2014 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric