Leonard Cohen’s greatest song lyrics

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The term ‘legend’ is bandied about too often, but how else is one to describe Leonard Cohen?

The baritone-voiced Canadian, who has died at the age of 82, was one of the greatest songwriters and poets of our time.

In tribute to the peerless songwriter, we’ve selected eight of his best lyrics.

Known for his darkly humourous lyrics and gruff vocals, he also showed that he was also capable of writing an unlikely chart smash.

Here’s some of the best covers of his work.