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Suzanne  Leonard Cohen

And ju[E]st when you mean to tell her that you h[F#m]ave no love to give her
Then she g[E]ets you on her wavelength
And she l[F#m]ets the river answer that you've alw[E]ays been her lover
And you w[G#m]ant to travel with her
And you w[A]ant to travel blind
And you kn[E]ow that she will trust you
For you've to[F#m]uched her perfect body with your m[E]ind
And Jesus was a sailor when He walked upon the water
And He spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when He knew for certain only drowning men could see Him
He said, "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them"
But He Himself was broken long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone
And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind
Suzanne takes your hand, and she leads you to the river
She is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor
And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning
They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever
while Suzanne holds the mirror
And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you will trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind
NOTE: To play this song better, you should switch to the sustained
position of each chord for just one note at a time. These occasions are
marked off in the first four lines. From there on it should be evident
enough. Here are the sustained chords you should use:
Esus: 0 2 2 2 0 0 F#msus: 2 4 4 4 2 2 G#msus: 4 6 6 6 4 4
Asus: 5 7 7 7 0 0
(from Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1967)
(sent by Harlan at

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Hectorious (report)

I play this with a G#min7 and a F#min7. Gives it more of an Olde Town Montreal smokey bar sound. Thoughts?

JohnJohn303 (report)

you've missed the opening to the song Harlen. Good one..