Lemon Cone's song entitled Suzanne featured on his first album, Songs of Leonard Cohen, and has been covered by anyone who's anyone, including such greats as Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, Joan Baez and Françoise Hardy. And of course we must not forget country singer George Hamilton IV (not to be confused with the perma-tanned actor who starred in Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough).
Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions's song entitled Suzanne hasn't. But it's still bloody good! I love the complicated xylophone part underscoring the simple guitar backing. It can - and should - be heard on the 2001 album Bavarian Bread Fruit.
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne mp3 (available for 7 days)
Hope Sandoval & the Warm Inventions - Suzanne mp3 (available for 7 days)
Leonard Cohen website | Hope Sandoval website