1985 ‘Diamonds in the Mine’ verse variations in 2016 ‘Treaty’

Bev (B4real on leonardcohenforum.com) has first discovered 2 verse variation in the 1985 tour within the song ‘Diamonds in the Mine’ that reappear (slightly changed) in the song ‘Treaty’, from the album You Want it Darker. Some time later I also discovered this independently, thinking I was the first. Anyhow, I was able to lay my hands on some recordings from this tour in order to offer you the proof.

The versie variation in ‘Diamonds in the Mine’:

I see you changed the water all into wine
That was a pretty trick to do
I sit at your table every night
Baby I just can’t get drunk with you.

I haven’t said a word since you’ve been gone
That any liar couldn’t say as well
I just can’t believe the static coming on
You were my ground
You were my aerial

The verses in ‘Treaty’:

I’ve seen you change the water into wine
I’ve seen you change it back to water too
I sit at your table every night
I try but I just don’t get high with you

I haven’t said a word since you’ve been gone
That any liar couldn’t say as well
I just can’t believe the static coming on
You were my ground, my safe and sound
You were my aerial

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