Cohen Leonard - Chelsea Hotel 2 tab

From: Jean Marc Orliaguet 
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 15:39:29 +0200 (MET DST)


                            Chelsea Hotel no 2 ( Leonard Cohen )

               From the New Skin for the Old Ceremony album ( 1974 )



Transcribed and tabbed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet 
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )




Notes :  Capo 5th fret

         The time signature is 3/4, so the bass note on the first
         beat of each bar should be played louder.
 

    
3/4 Ce-|--------------0-----|--------------------|--------0-----------|B-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------1-----|G-|--------0-----------|--------------------|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--------------------|--------------------|--------2-----2-----|A-|--3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
I re - mem - ber you
G F Ce-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------3-----3-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----------4-----4--|-----------2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--------5-----5-----|--------3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|E-|--3-----------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
well in the Chel - sea Ho - tel, you were
C/E G Ame-|--------------------|--------------------|--------0-----------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|--------1-----0-h1--|G-|-----0-----0-----0--|-----4-----4-----4--|--------------------|D-|--2-----2-----2-----|--------5-----5-----|--------------------|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--0-----------------|E-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
talk - ing so brave and so sweet
Am/E C Ge-|--------0-----------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------------1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|G-|--------------------|-----0-----0-----0--|-----4-----4-----4--|D-|--2-----------------|--------2-----2-----|--------5-----5-----|A-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
Giv - ing me head on the
F C Fe-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--------3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|A-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|E-|--1-----------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
un - made bed while the lim - ou - sines
G e-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4--|D-|--3-----3-----3-----|--------5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
wait in the street
Ame-|--------0-----------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|--------------------|--------------------|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--------------------|--2-----------------|--------3-----3-----|A-|--0-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
Those were the rea - sons and that was New
F C C/Be-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--------0-----0-----|A-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--2-----------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
York, we were running for the money and the
Am Am/E Fe-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------------0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|--------------------|-----2-----2-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--------------------|--2-----------------|--------3-----3-----|A-|--0-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
flesh and that was called
C C/Ee-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|A-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
love for the work - ers in song probably
F Ge-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4--|D-|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------5-----5-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--1-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
still is for those of them left
Fe-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------3-----3-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----4-----4-----4--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--5-----5-----5-----|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
and then you got a - way
C C/E Ce-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|A-|--3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
did - n't you ba - by ? you just turned your
C/B Am Am/Ee-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------3-----3-----|--------1-----0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|G-|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2--------|-----2-----2-----0--|D-|--------0-----0-----|--------2-----------|--2-----------------|A-|--2-----------------|--0-----------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
back on the crowd
F Ce-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|E-|--1-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
You got a - way, I never once heard you say,
C/E F e-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
I need you I don't
C Fe-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|D-|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|A-|--3-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
need you I need you
C C/E e-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|D-|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|A-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
I don't need you," and
F Ame-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----0-h1--|G-|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--------|D-|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----------|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--0-----------------|E-|--1-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
all of that ji - ving a - round.
Am/E G e-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|B-|--------0-h1--0-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|G-|-----2-----------0--|-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4--|D-|--2-----------------|--------5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----|A-|--------------------|--------------------|--------------------|E-|--------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
I re - ... Lyrics : I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, you were talking so brave and so sweet, giving me head on the unmade bed, while the limousines wait in the street. Those were the reasons and that was New York, we were running for the money and the flesh. And that was called love for the workers in song probably still is for those of them left. Ah but you got away, didn't you babe, you just turned your back on the crowd, you got away, I never once heard you say, I need you, I don't need you, I need you, I don't need you and all of that jiving around. I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel you were famous, your heart was a legend. You told me again you preferred handsome men but for me you would make an exception. And clenching your fist for the ones like us who are oppressed by the figures of beauty, you fixed yourself, you said, "Well never mind, we are ugly but we have the music." And then you got away, didn't you babe... I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best, I can't keep track of each fallen robin. I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, that's all, I don't even think of you that often. jmo@fy.chalmers.se http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo
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