Hallelujah
Leonard Cohen (1984)


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Intro
[C] [G7] [C] [G7]
Now I've [C] heard there was a [Am] secret chord
That [C] David played and it [Am] pleased the Lord
But [F] you don't really [G7] care for music [C] do you [G7]
It [C] goes like this, the [F] fourth, the [G7] fifth
The [Am] minor fall, the [F] major lift
The [G7] baffled king com- [E7] posing halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u-
[C] jah [G7]  

Your [C] faith was strong but you [Am] needed proof
You [C] saw her bathing [Am] on the roof
Her [F] beauty and the [G7] moonlight over- [C] threw you [G7]
She [C] tied you to her [F] kitchen [G7] chair
She [Am] broke your throne and she [F] cut your hair
And [G7] from your lips she [E7] drew the halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u-
[C] jah [G7]  

Now [C] maybe there's a [Am] God above
As for me [C] all I've ever [Am] learned from love
Is [F] how to shoot at some- [G7] one who out- [C] drew you [G7]
But it's not a [C] cry that you [F] hear at [G7] night
It's [Am] not somebody who has [F] seen the light
It's a [G7] cold and it's a [E7] broken Halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u-
[C] jah [G7]  

[C] Baby I've been [Am] here before
I've [C] known this room and I've [Am] walked this floor
You see [F] I used to live a- [G7] lone before I [C] knew you [G7]
And I've [C] seen your flag on the [F] marble [G7] arch
And [Am] love is not a [F] victory march
It's a [G7] cold and it's a [E7] lonely Halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u-
[C] jah [G7]  

There was a [C] time, when you [Am] let me know
[C] What's really going [Am] on below
But [F] now you never [G7] show that to me, do [C] you? [G7]
Now re- [C] member when I [F] moved in [G7] you
And the [Am] holy dove was [F] moving too
And [G7] every breath we [E7] drew was Halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u-
[C] jah [G7]  

I [C] did my best, but it [Am] wasn't much
I [C] couldn't feel, so I [Am] learned to touch
I've [F] told the truth, I [G7] didn't come to [C] fool you [G7]
And [C] even though it [F] all went [G7] wrong
I'll [Am] stand before the [F] Lord of Song
With [G7] nothing on my [E7] tongue but halle- [Am] lujah [Am]

Chorus
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] jah
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [Am] lujah [Am]
Halle- [F] lujah, ...halle- [C] lu- [G7] u- [C↓] jah



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#Last Updated 10/17/17 JJ
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