‘I’ve heard there was a secret chord…

Leonard Cohen November 7


September 21, 1934 — November 7, 2016 (82)

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The header photo will remind many readers of a wonderful man who goes by the handle Outosego in the blogosphere. His stylized image of that Leonard Cohen photo is the logo on his most excellent blog http://www.outosego.com.

Leonard Cohen November 7

N., or Outosego as he is known to so many, is battling serious health issues, and we send our most positive psychic energy and our prayers for him to be well.

Think sunshine and better days…


Now, I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don’t even know the name
But if I did, well really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word
It doesn’t matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen November 7



  1. Wonderful – but I hardly dare to ask you about the great man who loved this singer so much, who had advised me to follow you… Please pass on my friendship and respect to Outosego

  2. Ah, yes, my — our — dear friend N., aka Outosego. I keep in touch with his family since he is unable to use a computer. He is not doing well. All we can do is hope and pray for nothing less than a miracle. I know he will see your message and be touched by it. Bill Mich…..

  3. Thank you – I was afraid of this news – please tell him that I am sending him from my sunny part of France all my energy, all my enthusiasm and that he must keep his promise to come and see me to taste the French wines of my country – with anchovies and olives – which do not taste the same as in Greece. And yes I will pray for a miracle for him, I only know him from afar, but what I know of him deserves all the miracles.

  4. Yes, he is most deserving of a miracle. I forwarded your compassionate and ‘sunny’ reply to his wife. Thank you.