If you want a boxer
I will step into the ring for you
And if you want a doctor
I’ll examine every inch of you
From “I’m Your Man”
By Leonard Cohen1
“I’m Your Man” Props
As documented in the video below, the Canadian singer-songwriter, already wearing the boxing gloves slung over his shoulder, retrieves and puts on the stethoscope.
The audience seems pleased.
Next, a stuffed monkey with a (also stuffed) banana can be seen flying toward the stage where it is nimbly fielded by the now well-equipped singer/songwriter/poet/boxer/doctor/icon.
Thanks to reader, Uli, who, accompanied by her Swiss sidekick, attended the Aug 16, 2009 Leonard Cohen Colmar Concert where she shot the stellar photo of The Poet equipped with boxing gloves, tossed on stage by Vic & Beck of the UK, and stethoscope, the perfect offering of Christine Geyer.
I am republishing selected posts from my former Leonard Cohen site, Cohencentric, here on AllanShowalter.com (these posts can be found at Leonard Cohen). This entry was originally posted Aug 18, 2009 at 1HeckOfAGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.
- The next lines in the lyrics are
If you want a driver
Or if you want to take me for a ride
You know you can
Disappointingly, no one drove a car onto the stage. [↩]