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Hallelujah  Jeff Buckley

Written by Leonard Cohen
Chords used:
C: x32010
Am: x02210
F: 133211 or xx3211
G: 320033 or 355433
E7: 020100 or 022130
INTRO
[C] [Am] [C] [Am]  
Well I've [C]heard there was a [Am]secreat chord,
That [C]David played and it [Am]pleased the Lord,
But [F]you don't really care for [G]music, [C]do ya?[G]
It [C]goes like this, the [F]4th, the [G]5th,
The [Am]minor fall and the [F]major lift,
The [G]baffled king com[E7]posing halle[Am]lujah,
[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]  
 
 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu------jah

[Am] [C] [Am]  
Your [C]faith was strong but you [Am]needed proof,
You [C]saw her bathing [Am]on the roof,
Her [F]beauty and the moonlight [G]overt[C]hrew ya,[G]
She [C]tied yo to her [F]kitchen chair[G],
She [Am]broke your throne and she [F]cut your hair,
And [G]from your lips she [E7]drew the halle[Am]lujah,
[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]  
 
 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu------jah

[Am] [C] [Am]  
Well [C]baby I've been [Am]here before,
I [C]know this room and I've [Am]walked this floor,
I [F]used to live alone bef[G]ore I [C]knew ya.[G]
And I've [C]seen your flag on the [F]marble [G]arch,
And [Am]love is not a [F]victory march,
It's a [G]cold and it's a [E7]broken halle[Am]lujah,
[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]  
 
 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu------jah

[Am] [C] [Am]  
There [C]was a time when you [Am]let me know,
What's [C]really going [Am]on below,
But [F]now you never show it [G]to me [C]do ya.[G]
Well [C]remember when I [F]moved in [G]you,
And the [Am]holy dove was [F]moving too,
And [G]every breath we [E7]drew was halle[Am]lujah,
[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]  
 
 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu------jah

[Am] [C] [Am]  
[C]Maybe there is a [Am]God above,
But [C]all I ever [Am]learned from love,
Was [F]how to shoot at someone [G]who outd[C]rew ya.[G]
And it's [C]not a cry you can [F]hear and [G]night,
It's [Am]not somebody who's [F]seen the light,
It's a [G]cold and it's a [E7]broken halle[Am]lujah,
Halle[F]lujah, halle[Am]lujah, halle[F]lujah, halle[C]lu-j[G]ah
[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]  
 
 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu------jah

**********************************************
That's it. But I've heard a cool version of the song by Jeff Buckley
where it is just him and an electric guitar and it goes something like this.
It isn't perfect by far because he has a nice long intro, a little bit of
a solo, and a lot of cool licks in it, but this is the basic idea.
( Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/jeff_buckley/hallelujah_tab.html )
You need a capo on the 5th fret and everything is written relative to the capo.
[G] [Em] [G] [Em]  
 
 E---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3----|
 B---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3----|
 D---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0--|
 G---|---0---------|---2---------|---0---------|---2--------|
 A---|-------------|-------------|-------------|------------|
 E---|-3---------2-|-0---------2-|-3---------2-|-0---------2|

-----I
[G] [Em] [G] [Em]  
 
 E---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|
 B---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|
 D---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
 G---|---0---------|---2---------|---0---------|---2-------2-|
 A---|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
 E---|-3---------2-|-0---------2-|-3---------2-|-0-----------|
 Heard---- Secret--- David--- Pleased---
 C D G D *------------>Hammer and
 E---|-------0-----|-0-----2-----|-------3-----|-2-----232----| Pull off quickly
 B---|-------1-----|-1-----3-----|-------3-----|---3------3---|
 D---|-----0---0---|---0-=---2---|-----0---0---|-----2------2-|
 G---|---2-------2-|-----2-0---0-|---0-------0-|-0------------|
 A---|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E---|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|--------------|

You don't-- care-- do ya?
[G] [C] [D] [Em] [C]  
 
 E---|-------3-----|-0-----2-----|-0-----0-----|-0-----0-----|
 B---|-------3-----|-1-------3---|-0-----0-----|-1-----1-----|
 D---|-----0---0---|---0-------2-|---0-----0---|---0-----0---|
 G---|---0-------0-|-----2-0-----|-----2-----2-|-----2-----2-|
 A---|-------------|-3-----------|-------------|-3-----------|
 E---|-3-----------|-------------|-0-----------|-------------|
 It Goes--- 4th- 5th-- minor-- major---

[D] [B7] [Em] [Em]  
 
 E---|-2-----2-----|-2-----2-----|-3-----3-----|-3-----------|
 B---|---3-----3---|-0-----0-----|-3-----3-----|-3-----------|
 D---|-----2-----2-|---2-----2---|---0-----0---|-------------|
 G---|-0-----------|-----1-----1-|-----2-----2-|-----------0-|
 A---|-------------|-2-----------|-------------|---------2---|
 E---|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|-0-----------|
 the baffled--- -posing-- --lujah Ha-le

[C] [Em]  
 
 E---|-0-----0-----|-0-----------|-0-----0-----|-0-----------|
 B---|-1-----1-----|-1-----------|-0-----0-----|-0-----------|
 D---|---0-----0---|---0-=-------|---0-----0---|---0---------|
 G---|-----2-----2-|-----2---2-0-|-----2-----2-|-----2-----0-|
 A---|-3-----------|-------------|-2-----------|---------2---|
 E---|-------------|-------------|-------------|-0-----------|

Lu-- Jah Ha Le lu Jah Ha le
C G D *
 
 E---|-0-----0-----|-0-----------|-------3-----|-2-----232----|
 B---|-1-----1-----|-1-----------|-------3-----|---3------3---|
 D---|---0-----0---|---0-=-------|-----0---0---|-----2------2-|
 G---|-----2-----2-|-----2---2-0-|---0-------0-|-0------------|
 A---|-3-----------|-------------|-------------|--------------|
 E---|-------------|-------------|-3-----------|--------------|

Lu Jah Ha le lu--
[G] [Em] [G] [Em]  
 
 E---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|
 B---|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|-------3-----|
 D---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|-----0---0---|
 G---|---0---------|---2---------|---0---------|---2---------|
 A---|-------------|-------------|-------------|-------------|
 E---|-3---------2-|-0---------2-|-3---------2-|-0---------2-|

jah!
Repeat
This version by Jeff Buckley is awsome!! I've wanted to learn this song since I
heard it on Shrek and when I found it on his old CD "Grace" that I bought in a
bargain bin a long time ago but just never listened to, I was estatic. It's just
a solo of him and an electric guitar and it is so cool!
Hope you enjoy it and I know it ain't even near perfect but you can play with it.

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