“Billy Sunday” aka “Blues By The Jews” is a unreleased song Leonard performed only a few times in concert during the 1979 & 1980 tours and, consequently, may be less familiar to fans.
They call me Billy Sunday.
I speak in the name of God.
I said, they call me Billy Sunday.
I’ve been known to speak in the name of God.
And God is always angry,
Just in case you think he’s not.
He’s angry at your body
For reasons that are his.
I said, He’s angry at your body
And it could be anybody
For the reasons that are his.
He’s very, very, angry, –
That’s just the way he is.
Leonard Cohen – Billy Sunday aka Blues By The Jews
Dublin: December 14, 1979 – second show
Uploaded by PAUL T. Lynch
Credit Due Department: Photo atop this post taken by Armando Fusco (flickr name Rhymin’ Simon) at Dec 14, 1979 Dublin Leonard Cohen concert.