“Sincerely, L Cohen” Leonard Cohen Performs Famous Blue Raincoat, Featuring Dino Soldo – Katowice 2010

Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
Katowice: Oct 4, 2010
Video from albertnoonan

It’s four in the morning, the end of December
I’m writing you now just to see if you’re better
New York is cold, but I like where I’m living
There’s music on Clinton Street all through the evening

“Ah friends, I hear you have a reputation for a great drinking nation, And I would love to sing with you and drink with you all night long, but…” Leonard Cohen Ends 2010 Moscow Concert With Closing Time & Final Blessings

The video includes Leonard Cohen’s words of farewell following the song:

Ah friends, I hear you have a reputation for a great drinking nation,
And I would love to sing with you and drink with you all night long, but…

They’re stacking up the chairs and they’re wiping down the bar
And I never got to tell you, just how beautiful you are
They ought to hand the night a ticket for speeding it’s a crime
I have so much to tell you,
But now its closing time… Its closing time…

Well friends, if… you can make your way out the Kremlin, I hope that you drive safely home and I hope that you can avoid a winter cold, and may you be surrounded by friends and family, and if this is not your lot … may the blessings find you in your solitude.Goodnight friends, thank you for the warm reception that you’ve given us this evening.

Note: Sharon Robinson missed this show because of illness.

Leonard Cohen – Closing Time
Moscow: Oct 7, 2010
Video from ITeachEFL

Photo of Leonard’s final bow at the 2010 Moscow show by J.S. Carenza III

Originally posted Oct 7, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Videos: Leonard Cohen & Lisbon Sing So Pretty Together On So Long Marianne + Blooper Version Of I’m Your Man (2010)

Leonard Cohen And Lisbon Sing So Pretty Together

While many prefer that audience participation be limited to applause after a song ends, it is impossible to fault the overwhelming affection for Leonard Cohen and the unalloyed joyfulness displayed in this Lisbon singalong. From the huge smile on Cohen’s face following the first line, “Won’t you come over to the window, my little darling,” one is forced to conclude that he approves as well – or that he does a world class job of faking it. Also noteworthy is Cohen’s trademark skipping as he comes onstage.

Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne
Lisbon Sept 20, 2010
Video from Juanluiscc

 

From The Blooper Reel: Lisbon Makes Leonard Cohen Forget So Very Much One Boxer

In this set of lyrics, Leonard leaves out his offer to become a boxer for you but does double up on his doctor proffer, one of whom will step into the ring for you.

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Lisbon Sept 20, 2010
Video from adolfob222


Credit Due Department
: Cohencentric hereby executes a tip of its Cohen-inspired fedora to asdeguia, the reader who pointed out the special Lisbon variation in “I’m Your Man.”

Originally posted Sep 13, 2010 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Leonard Cohen Performs I’m Your Man, Featuring Alex Bublitchi – Verona 2012

Leonard Cohen – I’m Your Man
Verona: Sept 24, 2012
Video by Juraj M. at

If you want a lover
I’ll do anything you ask me to
And if you want another kind of love
I’ll wear a mask for you
If you want a partner, take my hand, or
If you want to strike me down in anger
Here I stand
I’m your man

Originally posted Oct 2, 2012 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric