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



#Play along in this key.
#Last Updated 10/17/17 JJ
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