Street Artist Plays Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” With Crystal Glasses

When Leonard Cohen wrote "Hallelujah" back in 1984, the world didn't take immediate notice. And the song only began its journey toward becoming a classic when it was later recorded by John Cale and Jeff Buckley. Now, it's one of the more widely covered songs out there. Rufus Wainwright, k.d. lang, Bono, Willie Nelson, Alexandra Burke -- they've all paid homage to the song. So have lesser-known musicians too, like this street musician, Petr Spatina, who recorded a version with crystal glass. Be sure to watch it all the way through.

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