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Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

 GEm
 I heard there was a secret chord
 GEm
 that David played and it pleased the Lord,
 CDG
But you don't really care for music do you.
 GCD
 It goes like this the fourth the fifth,
 EmCD
 the minor fall and the major lift
 DBmEm
 The baffled king composing hallelujah

 CEmCG-D-G
Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja


 GEm
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
 GEm
You saw her bathing on the roof
 CDG
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
 GCD
She tied you to a kitchen chair
 EmCD
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
 DBmEm
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

 CEmCG-D-G
Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja

 GEm
You say I took the name in vain
 GEm
I don't even know the name
 CDG
But if I did, well really, what's it to ya?
 GCD
There's a blaze of light in every word
 EmCD
It doesn't matter which you heard
 DBmEm
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

 CEmCG-D-G
Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja, Halleluja

 GEm
I did my best, it wasn't much
 GEm
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
 CDG
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya
 GEmD
And even though it all went wrong
 EmCD
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
 DBmEm
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

 GG
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah

(from Various Positions, 1984)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)


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fooby18 (report comment to admin):
http://www.guitaretab.com/c/cohen-leonard/3736.html

the chords are often jumbled up and there is a whole line missing from one part. the verses and chorus are not separated and the whole thing is a giant mess

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marti-s (report comment to admin):
Correct lyrics are....


Baby, I've been here before.
I know this room, I've walked this floor.
I used to live alone before I knew you.

Yeah I've seen your flag on the marble arch,
But listen, love is not some kind of victory march,
No it's a cold and it's a very broken Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, (Hallelujah...)

There was a time you let me know
What's really going on below,
Ah but now you never show it to me, do you?

Yeah but I remember, yeah when I moved in you,
And the holy dove, she was moving too,
Yes every single breath that we drew was Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

Maybe there's a God above,
As for me, all I've ever seemed to learn from love
Is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.

Yeah but it's not a complaint that you hear tonight,
It's not the laughter of someone who claims to have seen the light
No it's a cold and it's a very lonely Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.

I did my best, it wasn't much.
I couldn't feel, so I learned to touch.
I've told the truth, I didn't come all this way to fool you.

Yeah even tough it all went wrong
I'll stand right here before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my lips but Hallelujah.

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah.
Fizz40 (report comment to admin):
I can appreciate people wanting to correct any flaws they might see in the notation of a song, but for the person who criticized this version as being a mess, my response is: LETS SEE YOU DO BETTER! I've been looking for a version of this song for a while and am grateful that this person shared with us. If it is not correct then show us the way my brother.
chrisbr (report comment to admin):
Hey


Get along ladies. Anyone who has ever covered this song has adapted and changed the lyrics to suit their own personal inturpritation. There is no wrong way to do this song. However, you missed a chord change. Smile.
Irish1 (report comment to admin):
These are Leonard Cohens lyrics. Check before making comment. The alternate is a nice version but not the original.
skidfrog (report comment to admin):
apparently there are well over 100 verses in the original original......only Leonard knows what he meant.....we can guess
Violin1111 (report comment to admin):
I would play,


G Em
I heard there was a secret chord
G Em
that david played and it pleased the Lord,
C D G Em
but you dont really care for music, do ya.

usw...
wcpom (report comment to admin):
I clicked on the Jango radio button and was surprised to hear Leonard Cohen singing completely different words. It was the words that marti-s entered. It was a live version so I don't know if it was the original. 
decaturcomp (report comment to admin):
the missing chord over 'composing' is a bm
missmcghee (report comment to admin):
This version is a mess. I would scrap it and start from scratch. You're missing chord changes, chords and the lyrics are totally fumbled. The best version of this song that I've seen transcribed is here 


http://www.chordie.com/chord.pere/www.guitaretab.com/j/jeff-buckley/120551.html

The Jeff Buckley version. It's pretty good.