Favorite Song about a Historical Person

Dec 2019
88
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

For some reason, this was very popular among kids during my childhood. I guess it's because the lyrics are simple and it's about a hajduk. It was fun imagining the horse biting people.

This is the kind of thing I'm after… Someone so obscure his wikipedia page isn't even translated into English.
 

Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,855
Athens, Greece
Icarus was an "actual, identifiable historical person", right? :winktongue:

(C'mon, I just had to post this song, love it)
 

Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,855
Athens, Greece
Huge fan of Cohen here!
Same here too!

The following song is about Janis Joplin and her short affair with Cohen. In the video Cohen narrates a few related memories, before performing Chelsea Hotel #2.

Incidentally, the Chelsea is a historic New York hotel that was frequented by many artists, poets, authors, celebrities. It is considered one of New York's historic landmarks.
 

Solidaire

Ad Honorem
Aug 2009
5,855
Athens, Greece

That's my favourite version of it, because it's the one I'm more used to. It was popular when I was a kid.
Might it also have something to do with how nice that girl looks? ;)

Anyway, my favourite version is the one by Buena Vista Social Club