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Hallelujah

Jeff Buckley

Sheet Music by Leonord Cohen

 

 GEmGEm

 GEm
 I heard there was a secret chord
 GEm
That David played and it pleased the Lord
 CDGD
But you don't really  care for music, do ya?   
 GCD
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
 EmC
 The minor fall and the major lift
 DB7Em
The baffled king composing hallelujah

 CEmCGDGEmGEm
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jaaah         

 GEm
 Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
 GEm
You saw her bathing on the roof
 CDGD
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya   
 GCD
 She tied you to the kitchen chair
 EmC
 She broke your throne and she cut your hair
 DB7Em
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

 CEmCGDGEmGEm
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jaaah         

 GEm
Baby  i've been here before
 GEm
I've seen this room and i've walked this floor
 CDGD
I used to live alone before i knew ya 
 GCD
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
 EmC
 But love is not a victory march
 DB7Em
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

 CEmCGDGEmGEm
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jaaah         

 GEm
Well there was a time when you let me know
 GEm
What's really going on below
 CDGD
But now you never show that to me do ya ?
 GCD
But remember when i moved in you
 EmC
And the holy dove was moving too
 DB7Em
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

 CEmCGDGEmGEm
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jaaah         

 GEm
Well, maybe there's a god above
 GEm
But all i've ever learned from love
 CDGD
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya 
 GCD
It's not a cry that you hear at night
 EmC
It's not somebody who's seen the light
 DB7Em
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Chorus: x 3
 CEmCGDGEmGEm
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jaaah         


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B7 C D Em G
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sarahjayne (report comment to admin):
A simplified version of Jeff Buckleys 'hallelujah' but you can view the orignal with the icon at the bottom, for a more challenging but realistic version. Thanks very much. 
Steppeake (report comment to admin):
g to a minor instead of g to c for the first parts

KennethW. (report comment to admin):
This verse:

I used to live alone before i knew ya

should be C - D - G chord progression and every verse after this verse - the third line should be changed to this chord progression.

I would of corrected it myself but I don't how to do it.
fortwaldron (report comment to admin):
This might be Buckley's version, but let's not forget that this is a Leonard Cohen penned song...and put his name at the top where it belongs.
madim67 (report comment to admin):
try putting a capo on the third fret it sounds cool. Thanks for this version :)
Maj (report comment to admin):
Great song, thanks for the transcript.

I believe too though that the 3 last verses a wrong. On the 3rd line it should be C D G D like in the 2 first verses which are correct.
I think also that the capo should be on the 5th fret to sound as Jeff recorded.
erhino (report comment to admin):
It's in C on the Grace album.  you can capo the 5th and use the chord shapes given here.  You can get those lower bass notes in there by playing it in open postion use the transpose feature and go +5 semitones and that will tell you the chords.
dadachip (report comment to admin):
Sheet Music = (Leonord Cohen)is in the key of "C."  I find it to be easier AND sounds nicer to me.  Don't forget to fix those flubbed lines as well..."How to shoot somebody who out drew ya" should be,

G C D C in "G"
F G C G in "C"
rogidez1 (report comment to admin):
chords are cocked up man