Names in Songs

David Prosser’s music post this week explores songs that contain names and I am sure they will bring back memories…including Jennifer Juniper, Carrie Anne and Emma by Hot Chocolate.. head over to get your nostalgia fix for the weekend..


Many songs have been written that may name the muse of the writer, may name the person who gave the writer a particular event in their life or may just be chosen because it rhymes easily with something else. Here is my selection of some of those songs. We’ll start with a man who may not have had the best singing voice but who was the poet of a generation. Perhaps the song I should have chosen would have been Suzanne but then I would have wanted to do the version that Judy Collins sang with him. So, here’s another one that he did alone apart from a couple of backing singers.

Leonard Cohen- Songs of Leonard Cohen 1967. So Long Marianne

Next we go from Canada down to Texas though in fact this man has lived in England for most of his career. A man said to rival Elvis…

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