Take This Longing

Leonard Cohen

 DCGCG
                                    Many men have loved the bells, you fastened to the rein
 EmAmEmDEmD
And everyone who wanted you found what they will always want again
 F#mBmF#mBm
Your beauty lost to you yourself just as it was lost to them
 GD
Oh take this longing from my tongue
 GD
Whatever useless things these hands have done
 GD
Let me see your beauty broken down
 F#mGD
   Like you would do for one you loved

Your body like a searchlight my poverty revealed
I would like to try your charity until u cry now you must try my greed
And everything depends upon how near you sleep to me
Just take this longing from my tongue
And all the lonely things my hands have done
Let me see your beauty broken down
Like you would do for one you love

You're hungry as an archway, thru which the troops have passed
I stand in ruins behind you, with your winter clothes
and your broken sandal straps
I love to see you naked over there, 'specially from the back
Ah take this longing from my tongue
And all the lonely things my hands have done
Untie for me your hired blue gown
Like you would do for one you love

You're faithful to the better man, I'm afraid that he left
So let me judge your love affair in this very room
where I have sentenced mine to death
I'll even wear these old laurel leaves, that he's shaken from his head
Just take this longing from my tongue
Whatever useless things these hands have done
Untie for me your satin brassiere
Like you would do for one you love
Like you would do for one you love

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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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