Who Sang Sisters of Mercy? Judy Collins

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Release information
Release Date: 1967
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 2:34
producer: Mark Abramson
composer: Leonard Cohen
lyricist: Leonard Cohen
named after: The Sisters of Mercy
Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone.
They were waiting for me when I thought that I just can't go on.
And they brought me their comfort and later they brought me this song.
Oh I hope you run into them, you who've been travelling so long.

Yes you who must leave everything that you cannot control.
It begins with your family, but soon it comes around to your soul.
Well I've been where you're hanging, I think I can see how you're pinned:
When you're not feeling holy, your loneliness says that you've sinned.

Well they lay down beside me, I made my confession to them.
They touched both my eyes and I touched the dew on their hem.
If your life is a leaf that the seasons tear off and condemn
they will bind you with love that is graceful and green as a stem.

When I left they were sleeping, I hope you run into them soon.
Don't turn on the lights, you can read their address by the moon.
And you won't make me jealous if I hear that they sweetened your night:
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right,
We weren't lovers like that and besides it would still be all right.

Tracklist
  • 1 Michael From Mountains
  • 2 Since You Asked
  • 3 Sisters of Mercy
  • 4 Priests
  • 5 Lasso! di donna
  • 6 Both Sides Now
  • 7 La chanson des vieux amants
  • 8 Sky Fell
  • 9 Albatross
  • 10 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye