Take This Waltz

Leonard Cohen

 AF#m
Now in Vienna there's ten pretty women
 AA/AbF#m
There's a shoulder where Death comes to cry
 DE
There's a lobby with nine hundred windows
 DAA/Ab
There's a tree where the doves go to die    
 F#m
There's a piece that was torn from the morning
 BmBsus2/F#Bm
And it hangs in the Gallery of Frost
 DAA/Ab
 Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay    
 F#m
Take this waltz, take this waltz
 BmDE
Take this waltz with the clamp on its jaws    
 AF#m
Oh I want you, I want you, I want you
 AA/AbF#m
On a chair with a dead magazine
 DE
In the cave at the tip of the lilly
 DAA/Ab
In some hallways where love's never been   
 F#m
On a bed where the moon has been sweating
 BmBsus2/F#Bm
In a cry filled with footsteps and sand
 DAA/Ab
 Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay    
 F#m
Take this waltz, take this waltz
 BmDEA
Take its broken waist in your hand          
 F#m
This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
 BmF#m
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
 BmAE
Dragging its tail in the sea     
 AF#m
                                    There's a concert hall in Vienna
 AA/AbF#m
Where your mouth had a thousand reviews
 DE
There's a bar where the boys have stopped talking
 DAA/Ab
They've been sentenced to death by the blues  
 F#m
Ah, but who is it climbs to your picture
 BmBsus2/F#Bm
With a garland of freshly cut tears?
 DAA/Ab
 Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay    
 F#m
Take this waltz, take this waltz
 BmDE
Take this waltz it's been dying for years    

 AF#m
There's an attic where children are playing
 AA/AbF#m
Where I've got to lie down with you soon
 DE
In a dream of Hungarian lanterns
 DAA/Ab
In the mist of some sweet afternoon  
 F#m
And I'll see what you've chained to your sorrow
 BmBsus2/F#Bm
All your sheep and your lillies of snow
 DAA/Ab
 Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay    
 F#m
Take this waltz, take this waltz
 BmDEA
With its "I'll never forget you, you know!"          

 F#m
This waltz, this waltz, this waltz, this waltz
 BmF#m
With its very own breath of brandy and Death
 BmAE
Dragging its tail in the sea      
 AF#m
And I'll dance with you in Vienna
 AA/AbF#m
I'll be wearing a river's disguise
 DE
The hyacinth wild on my shoulder
 DA
My mouth on the dew of your thighs
 AF#m
And I'll bury my soul in a scrapbook
 AA/AbF#m
With the photographs there, and the moss
 DE
And I'll yield to the flood of your beauty
 DAA/Ab
My cheap violin and my cross  
 F#m
And you'll carry me down on your dancing
 BmBsus2/F#Bm
To the pools that you lift on your wrist
 DAA/Ab
Oh my love, Oh my love   
 F#m
Take this waltz, take this waltz
 BmDE
It's yours now, it's all that there is      
 AF#mAF#m
 La, la, la...         
 F#mF#mBmBm
 D      A      F#m...  

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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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