I love this song. Liked it even before Shrek 🙂
It is one of my favorite songs. Such a beautiful, haunting melody. Sadly a teenage boy played this song on his guitar and sang at the funeral of his mother – she cut my family’s hair for years. For a long time I couldn’t hear it without tears.
I still love the song. So beautiful.
Who sang it originally?
Believe it was Rufus. Don’t think he sang it as a cover.
googled as Leonard Cohen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallelujah_%28Leonard_Cohen_song%29
providing wiki is right – love love love this song and I think Rufus was an incredible version, great choice
Mystery solved–I love Wikipedia…So crazy about this song–it is so damned powerful.
Think it was originally Leonard Cohen. True Canadian fella.
So glad we have Wikipedia 🙂
Yeah. I have the original. Always hard to get past his voice. Such a poet, but such a bad voice.
I am going on youtube to hear it in his voice later.
OK, found a great version by Cohen…so much more depth, but you are right–that voice gets some getting used to.
Try his song “Closing Time”, it’s one where his voice is ok. Great lyrics.
Trent–my God, this is brilliant.
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