Steemit Open Mic week 124 - The Partisan (Leonard Cohen Cover ) @jubei333

in openmic •  4 months ago 

This is my entry for this weeks open mic contest.

I went with Leonard Cohens The Partisan this week as I had an idea to try keying out the guitar body to try replacing it with some war themed footage.

Ive never tried doing that before and I have never seen anyone else do it.I got the idea when I messed around at Christmas time and made this video for my nephews.Notice how the Robin Hood footage appears in the body of the guitar as well as on the wall.

The way the footage appeared through the guitar body made me wonder if I could just key it out...Here are a few of the cooler results....

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I also got a chance to practice my French with this tune as there are 3 French verses which are alot of fun to sing.Im not sure my pronounciacion of the French is correct but for anyone interested here are the words...

When they poured across the border
I was cautioned to surrender
This I could not do
I took my gun and vanished.

I have changed my name so often
I've lost my wife and children
But I have many friends
And some of them are with me

An old woman gave us shelter
Kept us hidden in the garret
Then the soldiers came
She died without a whisper

There were three of us this morning
I'm the only one this evening
But I must go on
The frontiers are my prison

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we'll come from the shadows

Les Allemands étaient chez moi
Ils me dirent, "résigne toi"
Mais je n'ai pas peur
J'ai repris mon âme

J'ai changé cent fois de nom
J'ai perdu femme et enfants
Mais j'ai tant d'amis
J'ai la France entière

Un vieil homme dans un grenier
Pour la nuit nous a caché
Les Allemands l'ont pris
Il est mort sans surprise

Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing
Through the graves the wind is blowing
Freedom soon will come
Then we'll come from the shadows

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post and watch my videos it really means alot to me!

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Nicely done. The war scenes are an interesting addition to the Cohen song. Very clever! And the Robin Hood song is great... I'll bet the kids loved it I sure did!


Yeah the Robin Hood song was fun I might redo that one at some point.


Remember to smile when you are singing it! Well not for the whistling parts. That would be hard to do!

Hi @ jubei333
really a good job! The artists have just an original side that emerges in many different details. I really like Leonard Cohen and I really enjoyed your cover with this video-work on your guitar, very nice and interesting. Congratulations and Thanks for sharing with us!


Thank you for taking the time to check out my video and leave a comment :)

Love your rendition of this song. The video on the guitar is such a great idea!


Thanks so much for checking out my post and taking the time to comment!

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