Famous blue raincoat

Leonard Cohen


Date: Sun, 6 Nov 1994 19:32:05 +0000 (GMT)
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Leonard Cohen : Famous Blue Raincoat ------------------------------------------------- Tabbed by Simon Holliday (pl2023@bristol.ac.uk)
Tune your low E string down to a D.
Section 1:
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Dm Dm Em7 Em7 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-------------|-------------|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| G|-----2---2---|-----2---3---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| D|-----3---3---|-----3---3---|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-| A|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-|-------------|-------------| D|-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + Writing You Now Just To See If You're Better
Section 2:
Am7 Am7 Bm7 Bm7 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-----1---1---|-----1---1---|-----3---2---|-----3---2---| G|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----2---3---|-----2---3---| repeat x 2 D|---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-| A|-0-----------|-0-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------| D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1) I HearThatYou'reBuilding Your Little 2)House Deep In The Desert
Am7 Am7 G G E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-----1---1---|-----1---1---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| G|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| repeat x 2 D|---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-| A|-0-----------|-0-----------|-------------|-------------| D|-------------|-------------|-5-----------|-5-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1) You'reLiving For NothingNow I Hope You're 2)Keeping Some Kind Of Record Yes
Section 3:
C6 C6 C6 C6 E|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| G|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|-----2---2---| D|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-| A|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------|-3-----------| D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + And Jane Came By With A Lock Of Your
G G G G E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| G|-----2---4---|-----2---4---|-----2---4---|-----2---4---| D|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| A|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-|---5---5---5-| D|-5-----------|-5-----------|-5-----------|-5-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + Hair She SaidThatYou GaveIt To
Am7 Am7 Am7 Am7 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-----1---1---|-----1---1---|-----1---1---|-----1---1---| G|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| D|---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-|---2---2---2-| A|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------|-0-----------| D|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + Her That NightThatYou PlannedToGo
Bm7 Bm7 G G E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-----3---3---|-----3---3---|-----3---3---|-----3---3---| G|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| D|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-| A|-2-----------|-2-----------|-------------|-2-----------| D|-------------|-------------|-5-----------|-------------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + Clear
F F Em7 Em7 E|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------| B|-------------|-------------|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| G|-----2---2---|-----2---2---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---| D|-----3---3---|-----3---3---|---0---0---0-|---0---0---0-| A|---3---3---3-|---3---3---3-|-------------|-------------| D|-3-----------|-3-----------|-2-----------|-2-----------| 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + 1 + 2 + 3 + DidYouEver Go Clear?
It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you're better New York is cold, but I like where I'm living There's music on Clinton Street all thru the evening. I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert You're living for nothing now I hope you're keeping some kind of record Yes and Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night that you planned to go clear Did you ever go clear?
Oh the last time we saw you, you looked so much older Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder You'd been to the station to meet every train And you came home without Lili Marlene. And you treated my woman to a flake of your life And when she came back, she was nobody's wife Well, I see you there with a rose in your teeth One more thin gypsy thief Well I see Jane's awake She sends her regards.
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer What can I possibly say. I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you I'm glad you stood in my way. If you ever come by here for Jane or for me Well, your enemy is sleeping and his woman is free Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes I thought it was there for good so I never tried.
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night that you planned to go clear Sincerely, L. Cohen.
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Famous Blue Raincoat ( Leonard Cohen )
from the Songs of Love and Hate album 1970
Transcribed by : Jean-Marc Orliaguet ( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )
Intro :
Am7 F e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1 G-|--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2 D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|--------3-----3-----3-----3-----3--- A-|--0-----------------------------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--1---------------------------------

Dm7 Em e-|-------(1)---(1)---(1)---(1)---(1)----|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 G-|-----2--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 D-|--0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--------2-----2-----2-----2-----2--- A-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--0---------------------------------
Verses :
Am7 F e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1 G-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2 D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|--------3-----3-----------3-----3--- A-|--0-----------------0-----------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--1-----------------1---------------
1. It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm 2. New York is cold but I like where I'm living there's
Dm7 Em e-|-------(1)---(1)---(1)---(1)---(1)----|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 G-|-----2--2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 D-|--0--------0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|--------2-----2-----------2-----2--- A-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--0-----------------0---------------
1. writing you now just to see if you're better 2. music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
Bridge :
Am7 Bm7 ( repeat twice ) e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----------3-----3--- G-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|--------2-----2-----------2-----2--- D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4 A-|--0-----------------0-----------------|--2-----------------2--------------- E-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
Am7 G ( repeat twice ) e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|--------0-----0-----------0-----0--- G-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----------0-----0--- D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 A-|--0-----------------0-----------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--3-----------------3---------------
you're living for nothing now I hope you're keeping some kind of record yes, and
Chorus :
C e-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----------0-----0--- B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----------1-----1--- G-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 D-|--------2-----2-----------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----------2-----2--- A-|--3-----------------3-----------------|--3-----------------3--------------- E-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
Jane came by with a lock of your
G e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----------0-----0--- G-|--------0-----0-----------0-----0-----|--------0-----0-----------0-----0--- D-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 A-|--------0-----2-----------0-----2-----|--------0-----2-----------0-----2--- E-|--3-----------------3-----------------|--3-----------------3---------------
hair she said that you gave it to
Am7 e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----------1-----1--- G-|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0 D-|--------2-----2-----------2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----------2-----2--- A-|--0-----------------0-----------------|--0-----------------0--------------- E-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------
her that night that you planned to go
Bm7 G e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------3-----3-----------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----------3-----3--- G-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4-----4 D-|--------4-----4-----------4-----4-----|--------5-----5-----------5-----5--- A-|--2-----------------2-----------------|------------------------------------ E-|--------------------------------------|--3-----------------3---------------
clear
F Em e-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ B-|--------1-----1-----------1-----1-----|--------0-----0--------0-----0------ G-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0-----0-----0------ D-|--------3-----3-----------3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----------2-----2--- A-|--------------------------------------|------------------------------------ E-|--1-----------------1-----------------|--0-----------------0---------------
did you ever go clear ? Ah, the
Chord voicings :
Am7 : x02010 F : 133211 Dm7 : xx0211 Em : 022000 Bm7 : x24232 G : 320003 C : 332010 G bar : 355433
Lyrics :
It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you're better New York is cold, but I like where I'm living There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening.
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night that you planned to go clear Did you ever go clear?
Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder You'd been to the station to meet every train And you came home without Lili Marlene
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life And when she came back she was nobody's wife.
Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth One more thin gypsy thief Well I see Jane's awake --
She sends her regards.
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer What can I possibly say? I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you I'm glad you stood in my way.
If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me Your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free.
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes I thought it was there for good so I never tried.
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair She said that you gave it to her That night that you planned to go clear --
Sincerely, L. Cohen
jmo@fy.chalmers.se http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo


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