Video: Leonard Cohen Sheds Tear Singing So Long Marianne – 1972

Another Leonard Cohen performance that includes tearfulness can be viewed at Video: Leonard Cohen Performs Stranger Song, Demonstrates His Chop On BBC’s Julie Felix Show – 1968.

Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne
Bird On A Wire Documentary: 1972

Note: Originally posted February 9, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video – Leonard Cohen In The Movies: “Suzanne” & “So Long, Marianne” in Fata Morgana

Fata Morgana (mirages) is an experimental film by Werner Herzog shot in the Sahara Desert.

Leonard Cohen – Suzanne & So Long, Marianne
Fata Morgana
Suzanne begins at 1:35
So Long, Marianne becomes apparent at 7:10

Note: Originally posted Oct 23, 2014 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

Video: Adam Cohen Performs Leonard Cohen’s So Long Marianne – With His Father In The Audience

From the YouTube description:

It’s been a little over a year since legendary singer and poet Leonard Cohen passed away. We thought now would be a good time to share this really special performance of Adam Cohen performing his father’s classic song So Long Marianne.

I can’t be sure but this may be from the same performance shown in the Adam Cohen – Like A Man EPK (see screen capture from that video below)

Thanks to Marie M, whose post at Speaking Cohen alerted me to this charming video

Video: Leonard “Happy To Be Here” Cohen Performs So Long Marianne & First We Take Manhattan – Amsterdam 2012

Well, you know that I love to live with you
But you make me forget so very much
I forget to pray for the angels
And then the angels forget to pray for us

Highlights: Leonard skipping on and offstage, Alex Bublitchi’s solo in So Long Marianne, the enthusiastic audience reaction – but most of all, Leonard’s smiles.

Leonard Cohen – So Long Marianne & First We Take Manhattan
Amsterdam: Aug 22, 2012

Note: Originally posted Aug 26, 2012 at, a predecessor of Cohencentric

July 28, 2016: Marianne Ihlen, Immortalized In “So Long, Marianne,” Dies


Marianne Ihlen, the woman immortalized in “So Long, Marianne” and the woman in Leonard Cohen’s life through the 1960s, died July 28, 2016 after being diagnosed with leukemia less than a week earlier.

Leonard Cohen’s Final Farewell To Marianne

Two days before Marianne’s death, Leonard sent her this message

So Long, Marianne

This is an especially moving version of Leonard Cohen’s classic song about his separation from Marianne.

Leonard Cohen – So Long, Marianne
Oslo Spektrum: May 1, 1993
Video by Allan Showalter