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Tower of Song

Leonard Cohen

 G
 Well my friends are gone and my hair is grey

I ache in the places where I used to play
 CG
And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on  
 DC
I'm just paying my rent everyday
 G
In the Tower of Song

I said to Hank Williams: How lonely does it get?

Hank Williams hasn't answered yet.
 CG
But I hear him coughing all night long
 DC
A hundred floors above me  
 G
In the Tower of Song

I was born like this, I had no choice.

I was born with the gift of a golden voice.
 CG
And twenty-seven angels from the Great beyond
 DC
They tied me to this table right here
 G
In the Tower of Song

So you can stick your little pins in that voodoo doll

I'm very sorry, baby, doesn't look like me at all
 CG
I'm standing by the window where the light is strong
 DC
They don't let a woman kill you, not
 G
In the Tower of Song

Now you can say that I've grown bitter, but of this you may be sure:

The rich have got their channels in the bedrooms of the poor
 C
And there's a mighty judgment coming
 G
But I may be wrong
 DC
You see, you hear these funny voices
 G
In the Tower of Song

 EmD
 I see you standing on the other side
 EmD
 I don't know how the river got so wide
 CG
I loved you, baby, way back when 
 EmD
 And all the bridges are burning that we might have crossed
 EmD
 But I feel so close to everything that we lost
 CD
We'll never have to lose it again

 G
I bid you farewell, I don't know when I'll be back

They're moving us tomorrow to that tower down the track
 C
But You'll be hearing from me, baby
 G
Long after I'm gone
 DC
I'll be speaking to you sweetly from a window
 G
In the Tower of Song

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The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song,
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy

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