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Slowly I Married Her
 
(Words : L. Cohen - Music L. Furey)
The verses are modified along with the way
Carole Laure and Lewis Furey sing the song.
The first two verses  are sung three times :
the man, the woman, then the couple
 
 
Slowly I married her
Slowly and bitterly married her love
Slowly I came to her
Married her body
    In boredom and joy
Slow and resentfully came to her bed
Came to her table
In hunger and habit
    came to be fed
Slowly I married him
Slowly and bitterly married his love
Slowly I came to him
Married his body
    In boredom and joy
Slow and resentfully came to his bed
Came to his table
in hunger and habit
    came to be fed
Slowly I married you
Slowly and bitterly married your love
Slowly I came to you
Married your body
    In boredom and joy
Slow and resentfully came to your bed
Came to your table
In hunger and habit
    came to be fed
Slowly I married
Sanctioned by none
Slowly with nobody’s blessings
In nobody’s name
Came to her fragrance
my nostrils wide
Came to her greed
with seed for a child
It was years in the coming
and years in retreat
Slowly I married her
Slowly I kneeled
It was years in the coming
and years in retreat
Slowly I married her
Slowly I kneeled
And now we are wounded
So deep and so well
that no one can hurt us
except Death itself
And all through Death’s dream
I move with her lips
The dream is a night
but eternal the kiss
And slowly I come to her
slowly we shed
the clothes of our doubting 
and slowly we wed
 
 
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