A Bunch Of Lonesome Heros

Leonard Cohen

A bunch of lonesome and very quarrelsome heroes
 Were smoking out along the open road       
The night was very dark and thick between them
 Each man beneath his ordinary load      

        "I'd like to tell my story"          
Said one of them so young and bold  
     "I'd like to tell my stor            
Before I turn into gold"         

But no one really could hear him
The night so dark and thick and green
Well I guess that these heroes must always live there
Where you and I have only been

Put out your cigarette, my love
You've been alone too long
And some of us are very hungry now
To hear what it is you've done that was so wrong

I sing this for the crickets
I sing this for the army
I sing this for your children
And for all who do not need me

"I'd like to tell my story"
Said one of them so bold
"Oh yes, I'd like to tell my story
'Cos you know I feel I'm turning into gold"

Esus4: 0 2 2 2 0 0 Dmaj7: x x 0 2 2 2
Amaj7: x 0 2 1 2 0 Asus4: x 0 2 2 3 0

(from Songs From a Room, 1968)
(sent by Harlan at harlan@hawaii.edu)

A Amaj7 Asus4 B Bm D Dmaj7 E E7 Esus4 F#m
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vimmerman (report comment to admin):
Please note: The chords for the chorus are incorrect. End of first line should be ' A , Am7, A , Am7 '.( Don't play the 'F#m or the 'A', as noted. )   On the second line, in place of the 'B', use 'F#m' instead.