Take This Waltz (song)

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"Take This Waltz"
Single by Leonard Cohen
from the album I'm Your Man
Released1986
RecordedStudios Montmartre, Paris
LabelCBS Records
Songwriter(s)Leonard Cohen
Federico García Lorca
Producer(s)Michel Reusser, Leonard Cohen

"Take This Waltz" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. It was originally released as part of the 1986 Federico García Lorca tribute album Poet in New York (Poeta en Nueva York) and as a single.

The song was later included in Cohen's 1988 studio album I'm Your Man. The song's lyrics are a loose translation, into English, of the poem "Pequeño vals vienés" (Little Viennese Waltz) by the Spanish poet Federico García Lorca (one of Cohen's favorite poets). The poem was first published in Lorca's seminal book Poeta en Nueva York.

The song reached number one in Spain in 1986.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "History".