Leonard Cohen On The Heart Of “The Gypsy’s Wife”
This excerpt from the Harry Rasky documentary, The Song of Leonard Cohen,1 contains an especially explicit discussion by Cohen of the portion of his life that is captured in the song.
Leonard Cohen and Suzanne Elrod
In 1969, Cohen and Suzanne Elrod, a photographer and artist, began a relationship that resulted in the birth of two children, Adam in 1972 and Lorca in 1974, both of whom are pictured in the video clip and in the screenshot below.
The relationship between Cohen and Elrod ended by 1979, when the documentary was filmed. That final disruption is the focus of “The Gypsy’s Wife.”
The Video Of Leonard Cohen’s “The Gypsy’s Wife”
In addition to the explication and a solid performance of the song, Cohen also reads his poem, “Slowly I Married Her.”
Leonard Cohen – The Gypsy’s Wife
Note: Originally posted Mar 19, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric