Leonard Cohen Video Of The Day: The Gypsy’s Wife & Slowly I Married Her – 1979


In this excerpt from Harry Rasky’s 1979 film, The Song of Leonard Cohen, Cohen discusses and performs The Gypsy’s Wife, a song he wrote as his own relationship with Suzanne Elrod, the mother of Lorca and Adam Cohen, was dissolving.1 He also recites his poem Slowly I Married Her.


Leonard Cohen On The Gypsy’s Wife- 1979
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  1. Although Cohen says his “own marriage was breaking up,” the relationship was never formalized as a marriage. []