Property Wanted: Farm Near Nashville – Contact Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen Intends To Settle Down

This May 23, 1969 press release from the London office of CBS Records for the single of Bird On A Wire and Seems So Long Ago, Nancy from Leonard Cohen’s second album, Songs From A Room, not only expounds on Cohen’s “unique and distinctive compositions, “his wry, gentle and unforced interpretations,” and the “tremendous amount of interest” he has generated, but also discloses that

Leonard is currently searching for a small suitable farm near Nashville on which he intends to settle permanently.

As far as I can determine, Leonard did not purchase that small suitable farm near Nashville, and it is uncertain whether he is still in the market for such a property.

Note: Leonard did, however, manage to rent a place in Tennessee.  “Song From A Room” and “Songs Of Love and Hate” were taped in Tennessee, where Cohen lived on a 1500 acre farm he rented for $75 fro Boudeleaux Bryant, who wrote “I’m Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover” and “Bye Bye Love.” (Source: The Portable Leonard Cohen by Scott Cohen. Spin, August 1985)

Credit Due Department: This press release was contributed by Maarten Massa. Originally posted Dec 4, 2011 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric