Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen


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This is a great song from Leonard Cohen. We play this song in the key of “G”, and the guitar chart and lyric sheet we use for open mic night and live performances are available below for your reference. If you prefer to use different guitar tabs or chord charts, we can accomodate any variations.


Intro: G Em G Em

  G                 Em
I heard there was a secret chord
     G                   Em
That David played and it pleased the lord
    C                D               G        D
But you don't really care for music, do you? 
        G                  C           D
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
    Em                 C
The minor fall and the major lift
    D            Bm             Em
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Chorus:
     C           Em          C           G    D   G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

          G                        Em
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    G               Em
You saw her bathing on the roof
    C              D             G            D
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
G                   C       D
She tied you to her kitchen chair
    Em                        C
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
    D                  Bm            Em
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

     C           Em          C           G    D   G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

G              Em
Baby I've been here before
     G                       Em
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
  C             D             G          D
I used to live alone before I knew you
G                          C      D
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
    Em                    C
But love is not a victory march
       D               Bm          Em
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

     C           Em          C           G    D   G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 
     G                         Em
Well there was a time when you let me know
       G            Em
What's really going on below
    C             D               G        D
But now you never show that to me do you
      G             C        D
But remember when I moved in you
        Em            C
And the holy dove was moving too
    D               Bm            Em
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

      G               Em
Well, maybe there's a god above
    G             Em
But all I've ever learned from love
    C                D           G          D
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
     G                  C       D
It's not a cry that you hear at night
     Em                 C
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       D               Bm          Em
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah
   
     C           Em          C           G    D   G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....


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