“My father…had no voice at all. He sang army songs, like ‘K-K-K-K-Katie, my beautiful Katie…’ I’ve modeled myself on his style.” Leonard Cohen

From Leonard Cohen by John Walsh (MOJO: September 1994). Photo contributed by Maarten Massa.

K-K-K-Katy – Billy Murray (1918)

“K-K-K-Katy” was a popular World War I-era song written by Geoffrey O’Hara in 1917 and published in 1918. It was recorded by Billy Murray (1877-1954) also in 1918.1

 

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 July 23, 2013 at DrHGuy.com, a predecessor of Cohencentric.

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  1. Wow! His father looks very fit. I see what led to his love of water, him to the island of Hydra, in the Aegean Sea and to the Mediterranean.

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