Leonard Cohen’s Notes On Sisters of Mercy: “Barbara and Lorraine were sleeping on the couch …”

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[Sisters of Mercy] was written in a few hours one winter night in a hotel room in Edmonton, Alberta. Barbara and Lorraine were sleeping on the couch. The room was filled with moonlight reflected off the ice of the North Saskatchewan River. I had it ready for them when they woke up.quotedown2

Leonard Cohen

 

From “Some Notes On The Songs” on back cover of The Best of Leonard Cohen album (1975)