Famous Blue Raincoat

Leonard Cohen

 Am7FDmEm7

 Am7F
It's four in the morning, the end of December
 DmEm7
 I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
 Am7F
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
 DmEm7
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening

 Am7Bm7Am7Bm7
 I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
 Am7GAm7G
 You're living for nothing now, I hope you're keeping some kind of record

 CG
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
 Am7
She said that you gave it to her
 Bm7G
That night that you planned to go clear    
 FEm7
 Did you ever go clear?

 Am7F
Ah, the last time we saw you you looked so much older
 DmEm7
 Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
 Am7F
You'd been to the station to meet every train
 DmEm7
And you came home without Lili Marlene

 Am7Bm7Am7Bm7
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
 Am7GAm7G
 And when she came back she was nobody's wife

 CG
Well I see you there with the rose in your teeth
 Am7
One more thin gypsy thief
 Bm7G
Well I see Jane's awake    
 FEm7
 She sends her regards

 Am7FDmEm7

 Am7F
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer
 DmEm7
 What can I possibly say?
 Am7F
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
 DmEm7
 I'm glad you stood in my way

 Am7Bm7Am7Bm
 If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
 Am7GAm7G
 Well your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free

 CG
Yes, and thanks, for the trouble you took from her eyes
 Am7
I thought it was there for good
 Bm7G
So I never tried    

 CG
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
 Am7
She said that you gave it to her
 Bm7G
That night that you planned to go clear    
 FEm7
 Sincerely, L. Cohen

 Am7FDmEm7

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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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