Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (Lyrics & Chords)

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen (Lyrics & Chords)

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Hallelujah is a song written by Canadian singer Leonard Cohen, originally released on his album Various Positions (1984). Achieving little initial success, the song found greater popular acclaim through a recording by John Cale, which inspired a recording by Jeff Buckley. It is considered as the “baseline” of secular hymns.

Following its increased popularity after being featured in the film Shrek (2001), many other arrangements have been performed by many and various singers, both in recordings and in concert, with over 300 versions known. The song has been used in film and television soundtracks and televised talent contests. “Hallelujah” experienced renewed interest following Cohen’s death in November 2016 and appeared on multiple international singles charts, including entering the American Billboard Hot 100 for the first time.
(source Wikipedia)

Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen

  G Em
Now I’ve heard there was a se cret chord
  G Em
That David played, and it ple ased the Lord
  C D G D
But you don’t really care for music, do you?  
  G C D
It goes like this the fourth, the fifth
  Em C
The minor fall, the major lift
  D B Em
The baffled king com posing Halle lujah
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  

(Verse 2)

  G Em
Your faith was strong, but you needed proof
  G Em
You saw her bathing on the roof
  C D G D
Her beauty and the moonlight over threw ya  
  G C D
She tied you to a kitchen chair
  Em C
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
  D B Em
And from your lips she drew the Halle lujah
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  

(Verse 3)

  G Em
You say I took the name in vain
  G Em
I don’t even know the name
  C D G D
But if I did, well really, what’s it to ya?  
G C D
There’s a blaze of light in every word
  Em C
It doesn’t matter which you heard
  D B Em
The holy or the broken Halle lujah
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  

(Verse 4)

  G Em
I did my best, it wasn’t much
  G Em
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
  C D G D
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool ya  
  G C D
And even though it all went wrong
  Em C
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
  D B Em
With nothing on my tongue but Halle lujah
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  
  C Em C G D G D
Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lujah, Halle lu- u- jah  

Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian poet, songwriter, singer, musician, and novelist. His work explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Cohen was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was a Companion of the Order of Canada, the nation’s highest civilian honour. In 2011, Cohen received one of the Prince of Asturias Awards for literature and the ninth Glenn Gould Prize.
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