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Hallelujah

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By: Leonard Cohen, 1982[1][2]



Performed: Jeff Buckley on Live at L'Olympia

G Em G Em
I heard there was a secret chord, that David played and it pleased the Lord
C D G D
but you don't really care for music do you
G C D Em C D
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth, the minor fall, and the major lift
D B Em
The baffled king composing hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
Your faith was strong but you needed proof, you saw her bathing on the roof
C D G D
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew her
G C D Em C D
She tied you to a kitchen chair, she broke your throne, and she cut your hair
D B Em
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
You say I took the name in vain, I don't even know the name
C D G D
But if I did, well really, what's it to you?
G C D Em C D
There's a blaze of light in every word, it doesn't matter which you heard
D B Em
The holy or the broken hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
Baby I've beeen here before, I know this room, I've walked this floor
C D G D
I used to live alone before I knew you
G C D Em C D
I've seen your flag on the marble arch, but love is not a victory march
D B Em
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
There was a time when you let me know, whats really going on below
C D G D
but now you never show it to me do you?
G C D Em C D
I remember when I moved in you, and the holy dove was moving too
D B Em
and every breath we drew was hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
Now maybe there's a god above, but all I ever learned from love
C D G D
is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you
G C D Em C D
And it's no complaint you hear tonight , and it's not some pilgrim who's seen the light
D B Em
it's a cold and it's a lonely hallelujah
C Em C G D G D
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah
 
G Em G Em
I did my best it wasn't much, I couldn't feel so I learned to touch
C D G D
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
G C D Em C D
And even though it all went wrong, I'll stand before the lord of song
D B Em
with nothing on my tongue but hallelujah
C Em C G D G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallel-u-jah

Created 2009 Sep 15 08:30

This is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the song. You may only use this for private study, scholarship, or research.

Page last modified on 2010 Nov 19 08:33

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