Leonard Cohen Hallelujah chords
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*Credit fot the main verse/chorus tabbing goes to Paul SanLuis (he has the chords for original song lyrics submitted on this site). Thank you Paul. :) I love Jeff Buckley's rendition of this song, but it's kind of a sad message. I just wanted to humbly submit this uplifting Christian version of the lyrics for those so inclined. Hope you enjoy my first tab. It's not 100% but it works. :)Thanks, Dave. Standard tuning capo on 5th fret:Pronounce the "you" in 3rd line of each verse as "ya" Intro: my version slow individual string picking using chorus word timing without singing... G G Am Am Am Am Em Em (Hal le lu jah, hal le lu jah) G G Am Am Am Am Em Em (hal le lu jah, hal le lu jah ....) G G D D D D Am Am (hal le lu jah, hal le lu jah ....) Am Am Em B7#5 C pause... D - G Em7 G Em7 (hal le lu uuu uuuuuu jah....)quick switch leading into verse notes... Vs 1: low key singing, almost whispering... G Em7 I heard there was a secret chord G Em7 That David played and it pleased the lord; C D G D A song of honest worship, Jesus, to ya. G C D Well, I don't know if I have his gift Em C D7 With psalms the Father to uplift, D B7 Em7 The blessed king composing hallelujah. Chorus: C Em C G D G Em7 G Em7 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... Vs 2: still low key singing but with more emphasis... G Em7 Your faith was strong so you felt aloof G Em7 You saw her bathing on the roof. C D G D Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya. G C D Then you fell down that icy slope, Em C D7 That one mistake, it cost you hope D B7 Em7 When from your lips she drew the hallelujah Chorus: C Em C G D G Em7 G Em7 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... Vs 3: Low key singing becoming very mournful halfway through... G Em7 There was a time you told the Lord G Em7 The secrets that your heart had stored, C D G D But straying meant the link was torn between ya. G C D You tried to hide the sin from sight, Em C D7 But, on your knees, wept in the night, D B7 Em7 With a guilty and a broken hallelujah. Chorus * 2: both times with words (mournful) followed by instrumental C Em C G D Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... C Em C G D G Em7 G Em7 Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... After second chorus lead into instrumental... Am Am C-D G G D G G C-D Em Em B7 B7, G G G D C C Em D D7 pause...then into Vs 4 Vs 4: Louder, more certain singing...build in tempo/crescendo halfway through... G Em7 Jesus, he's been through this door. G Em7 He's seen your faults and mine before. C D G D He paid the price, and purged that sin right through ya. G C D Now remember when he made you whole Em C D7 And the holy spirit stirred your soul, D B7 Em7 And every moment lived was hallelujah Chorus * 2: second time without words emphasize first "Hallelujah" C Em C G D Hallelujah! hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... C Em C G D G Em7 G Em7 Vs 5: Loud and triumphant singing building to exultant! G Em7 Well, I love Jesus, up above, G Em7 Who taught me of amazing love; C D G D D D (hold two beats) The One who died to draw us back, Lord, to ya. G C D Now Christians saved by His great grace Em C D7 Can look towards the Saviour`s face D B7 Em7 And raise their voice in glorious hallelujah! Chorus * 3: go High on the last "Hallelujah" C Em C G D Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... Emphasize First Two "Hallelujahs", then lower, and drag out and hold last "Hallelujah" while playing the notes for another full chorus length... C Em C G D Hallelujah! hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-uuu .... C Em C G D uuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu .... then final chorus in low, slow and gentle singing... C Em C G D G Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halle lu -u-u -u -jah ....