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beckatron
11-19-2010, 02:27 PM
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unbeleavable
11-19-2010, 03:53 PM
^^^I don't know anything about that song but I want to wish you two success & happiness..

beckatron
11-19-2010, 04:18 PM
^^^I don't know anything about that song but I want to wish you two success & happiness..
<3<3<3!

pussyinboots
11-21-2010, 04:57 PM
Well, the full version has 15 verses so you're actually looking for a short one! Leonard Cohen actually wrote two versions himself - one with a melancholy ending and one with a happy ending - please don't ask me which is which.

You can take a look here, it may give you some 'pointers':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rockandjazzmusic/3833494/Hallelujah-20-facts-about-Leonard-Cohens-Hallelujah.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_(Leonard_Cohen_song)

http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=10&p=5471&more=1&c=1 (has video clips of cover versions)


In all, there's been OVER 600 cover versions recorded - this guy has started to 'blog' them all!

http://www.leonardcohenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=12664


HOWEVER - HERE is a list of the top 100 covers - perhaps you can find something - or someone you like from this:


http://confusedofcalcutta.com/2008/12/21/versions-of-hallelujah-a-definitive-list-in-the-making/


And finally - I wish you both all the Joy and Happiness a loving marriage can bring.

Kellydancer
12-01-2010, 12:42 AM
I actually like the Jeff Buckley version better. All of the versions are terrific though.

rubyredlipsss
12-01-2010, 12:43 AM
^i agree...jeff buckley has the most amazing voice.

she sells sanctuary
12-01-2010, 02:31 AM
well, it's a pretty filthy song. so i prefer hearing leonard cohen do it. he's a filthy man. in the good way.

tbh, i don't think it's a good wedding song at all, it's dirty and depressing. but it's your wedding. it's not like it would be the first time it's been misused.