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A Bunch of Lonesome Heroes  Leonard Cohen

A bu[A]nch of lonesome and very quarrelsome her[Bm]oes
[E]Were smoking ou[E7]t along the open r[A]oa[Asus4]d[A]
The night was very dark and thick bet[Bm]ween them
[E]Each man beneat[E7]h his ordinary l[A]oa[Asus4]d[A]
[D] [Dmaj7] "I[Bm]'d like to te[D]ll my sto[A]ry[Amaj7]"[F#m] [A]
Sai[B]d one of them so young and bo[E]ld[E7]
[D] [Dmaj7] "I'd like to te[Bm]ll my s[D]tor[A]y[Amaj7] [F#m] [A]
B[F#m]efore I turn into go[E]ld"[Esus4] [E] [E7]
But no one really could hear him
The night so dark and thick and green
Well I guess that these heroes must always live there
Where you and I have only been
Put out your cigarette, my love
You've been alone too long
And some of us are very hungry now
To hear what it is you've done that was so wrong
I sing this for the crickets
I sing this for the army
I sing this for your children
And for all who do not need me
"I'd like to tell my story"
Said one of them so bold
"Oh yes, I'd like to tell my story
'Cos you know I feel I'm turning into gold"
Esus4: 0 2 2 2 0 0 Dmaj7: x x 0 2 2 2
Amaj7: x 0 2 1 2 0 Asus4: x 0 2 2 3 0
(from Songs From a Room, 1968)
(sent by Harlan at

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A Amaj7 Asus4 B Bm D Dmaj7 E E7 Esus4 F#m
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vimmerman (report)

Please note: The chords for the chorus are incorrect. End of first line should be ' A , Am7, A , Am7 '.( Don't play the 'F#m or the 'A', as noted. ) On the second line, in place of the 'B', use 'F#m' instead.