Cohen is a one trick pony as most of his songs can be reduced to 'poor me'...
Exactly!! That`s how most Poles felt in 1980s after the martial law! Cohen just hit the nail for Poles, hence his popularity. hahaha
Lightfoot has a far greater emotional range (musically and lyrically).
I believe you but you would have to recommend one more song for me - this time, with attractive melody and vocals, please.
I chose it partly as a counter to sea shanties.... (you should have picked up on that).
I thought so at first but wasn`t sure.
The slightly monotonous feel is echoing the tragic inevitable fate of the crewmen of course....
No, come on, the tragedy is happening and he sings with such a monotonous voice At seven p.m., a main hatchway caved in, he said "Fellas, it's been good to know ya"
No, it isn`t music about a tragedy, it would better express melancholy at autumn time when you see leaves falling and generally nature is preparing for a long winter sleep and similar stuff.