Album Songbooks

ALBUM SONGBOOKS




The Songs of Leonard Cohen



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album (except Suzanne and Stranger Song): Master Song / Winter Lady / Sisters Of Mercy / So Long, Marianne / Teachers / Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye / Stories Of The Street / One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong. 26 pages.

    Rolf Budde Musikverlag KG, Berlin, Germany ; no year given (German edition)



  • Songs from a Room



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album (except The Partisan): Bird on the Wire / Story of Isaac / A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes / Seems So Long Ago, Nancy / The Old Revolution / The Butcher / Lady Midnight / You Know Who I Am / Tonight Will Be Fine. 28 pages. Price 14 DM. Still in print.

    Rolf Budde Musikverlag KG, Berlin, Germany ; no year given (German edition)



  • Songs of Love and Hate



  • Introduction with b/w photos (13 pages) and lyrics and music to all songs of the album: Avalanche / Sing Another Song, Boys / Famous Blue Raincoat / Diamonds in the Mine / Last Year's Man / Love Calls You By Your Name / Joan of Arc / Dress Rehersal Rag. 56 pages.

    Wise Publications, OK 6247, UK 1971 (year not given).

    German edition by Rolf Budde Musikverlag without the introduction and photos.


  • Live Songs



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album (except Passing Through): You Know Who I Am / Minute Prologue / [Seems So Long Ago,] Nancy / Improvisation / Bird on the Wire / Story of Isaac / Please Don't Pass Me By / Tonight Will Be Fine / Queen Victoria. 25 pages.

    German edition by Rolf Budde Musikverlag, Berlin, 1973 (year not given).




  • New Skin for the Old Ceremony



  • Six pages of reviews, guide to tablature reading, 10 b/w photos and lyrics and music to all songs of the album: Is This What You Wanted? / Chelsea Hotel #2 / Lover Lover Lover / Field Commander Cohen / Why Don't You Try / There is A War / A Singer Must Die / I Tried to Leave You / Who By Fire / Take This Longing / Leaving Green Sleeves.

    Amsco Music Publishing Company, USA, 1975. ISBN 0-8256-2663-3. Library of congress Cat. Card # 75-16984. 64 pages.

    Slightly different European edition by Rolf Budde Musikverlag, Berlin, 1974. 48 pages (including 2 page biography and 8 pages of photos)

    Note different positions of the wings in the original and the censored version! Click for bigger view of the original!



  • New Skin for the Old Ceremony
    Special Guitare



  • Six pages of reviews, guide to tablature reading, 10 b/w photos of Leonard and lyrics and music to all songs of the album. Printed in France by Graffiti Music Express, 71 rue de Buzenval, 75020 Paris. 40 pages.



  • Death Of A Ladies' Man



  • Guitar tablature to the songs on this album plus six photos (including three whole-page photos). Editions Pathe Marconi, France 1977.


  • Recent Songs



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album The Guests / Humbled in Love / The Window / Came So Far For Beauty / The Traitor / Our Lady of Solitude / The Gypsy's Wife / The Smokey Life / Ballad of the Absent Mare / The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien Errant). 24 pages. Still in print.

    Rolf Budde Musikverlag KG, Berlin, Germany 1979 (German edition)



  • Recent Songs



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album The Guests / Humbled in Love / The Window / Came So Far For Beauty / The Traitor / Our Lady of Solitude / The Gypsy's Wife / The Smokey Life / Ballad of the Absent Mare / The Lost Canadian (Un Canadien Errant). "Arranged For Easy Guitar".

    Wise publications, London 1980. ISBN 0-86001-734-6, order no. AM 26006. 28 pages


  • The Future



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album (except Always): The Future / Waiting for the Miracle / Be For Real / Closing Time / Anthem / Democracy / Light as the Breeze / Tacoma Trailer. 66 pages. Price 18.95 $. Still in print.

    AMSCO Publications, USA, 1993. Order No. 91241. International standard books numbers: US 0.8256.1356.6, UK 0.7119.3484.3



  • Popular Problems



  • Lyrics and music to all songs of the album. Arrangements for piano, vocal & guitar. ISBN: 9781783058624.

    AMSCO Publications, USA, 2014. Order No. AM1010174





  • Songbooks featured here are from the collections
    of Jarkko Arjatsalo, Dominique Boile and Adi Heindl.
    Also thanks to Giuseppe Subini.
    Leonard Cohen Anthologies are featured on the previous page.
    A selection of Hallelujah sheet music on the next page

    Last revised on August 28, 2015


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