To think that I did not forget the child, the song of Bernadette

So yesterday I was driving around (day off work) getting glasses, getting bread for dinner tonight, etc., and I was listening to CBC Radio 2 where their midday host had a two-hour tribute to Leonard Cohen. The first hour and a half were (mostly) his songs done by him, along with some interview clips, and the last half hour was a small selection of his songs done by other artists. The first one was a the Canadian band The Once singing an a capella version of “Coming Home to You” with fantastic harmonies. And then he started one I instantly recognized and I fell completely apart.

Back in the 1990s, Jim Perkins played “Song of Bernadette” at the Four Green Fields open mic. I learned it pretty quickly. I haven’t sung it in a while. To be honest, it may be a long time before I can sing it again without bawling.

Oh: Here’s some info about the song:

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About songdogmi

I'm a longhaired almost-hippie stuck in the inner suburbs of a major rust-belt metropolis who's thoughtful, creative, and kind of geeky. In exchange for a paycheck I run around in a cubicle maze most days. When I escape, I play music, hang out in coffee houses, dink around on the computer, take naps, and think I should be off in the woods somewhere. Every once in a while I get in my car and drive far, far away, though I've always come back so far.
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