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Intro -x2-: Gb Bbm7 B

Verse:
             Gb         Bbm7               B
I took the supermarket flowers from the window sill
          Gb       Bbm7          B
Threw the day mid tea from the cup
Ebm              Db           B           Gb
  Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
    B         Db                Gb
Memories of a life that’s been loved
           Gb           Bbm7               B
Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
           Gb          Bbm7           B
Poured the old ginger beer down the sink
Ebm          Db                 B                Gb
  Dad alwas told me don’t you cry when you’re down
                   B         Db           Gb
But mum there’s a tear every time that I blink

Pre-Chorus:
Abm          Ebm          Gb          Db
  Oh I’m in pieces it’s tearing me up but I know
Abm             Ebm          Gb                Db
a heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved

Chorus:
             Gb        Bbm7     
So I’ll sing Hallelujah,        
B             Db
you were an angel 
       Gb              Bbm7    
In the shape of my mum         
B                Db
   When I fall down you’d be there
Ebm            B           Gb            Db
Holding me up spread your wings as you go and when 
Ebm            B   
God takes you back 
           Gb      Db           Gb    Bbm7 B   Gb Bbm7 B
We’ll say Hallelujah, you’re home

Verse:
              Gb                 Bbm7               B
I fluffed the pillows, made the beds, stacked the chairs up
            Gb          Bbm7         B
Folded your nightgowns neatly in a case
Ebm                Db                  B          Gb
   John said he’d drive then put his hand on my cheek
            B             Db           Gb
And wiped a tear from the side of my face

Pre-Chorus:
Abm            Ebm        Gb            Db
  I hope that I see the world as you did cause I know
Abm            Ebm          Gb              Db
  a life with love is a life that’s been lived

Chorus:
             Gb        Bbm7     
So I’ll sing Hallelujah,        
B             Db
you were an angel 
       Gb              Bbm7    
In the shape of my mum         
B                Db
   When I fall down you’d be there
Ebm            B           Gb            Db
Holding me up spread your wings as you go and when 
Ebm            B   
God takes you back 
           Gb      Db           Gb    Bbm7 B   Gb Bbm7 B
We’ll say Hallelujah, you’re home

Bridge:
    Gb  Bbm7 B
    Gb  Bbm7 B 
    Gb  Bbm7 B 
    Ebm Db   B 

Chorus:

Gb        Bbm7     B             Db
Hallelujah,        you were an angel 
       Gb              Bbm7    B                
In the shape of my mum            You got to see the person 
Ebm            B           Gb            Db
I have become spread your wings and I know that when
Ebm            B              Gb      Db           Gb
God takes you back We’ll say Hallelujah, you’re home
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40 Comments

  1. The correct lyrics are whenever it says “when god takes you back we’ll say hallelujah you’re home” it is actually “when god takes you back HE’ll say hallelujah you’re home. This is true for all but the last line. The last line is “When god TOOK you back HE SAID hallelujah you’re home.”

  2. Probably an unpopular opinion but my favorite is +6 (no I don’t sing it that high) and then I take it down an octave so it’s a really comfortable place for my voice (I’m a soprano but I can also do alto)

  3. robyn719

    +1 works best for me and I have a kind of higher voice

  4. Elea ^ I use just down down because it’s a slower song

  5. There’s a spelling error. It should be “…Dad ALWAYS told me, don’t you cry when you’re down…” Not, “…Dad alwas told me, don’t you dry when you’re down…”

  6. -6 is easy and awesome! whoever made this song is a genius

  7. Some of the lyrics are wrong

  8. DDUUD OR DDUUD is what I use for strumming

  9. What strum do you guys use?

  10. -4 easiest for low voices

  11. if you use -6 and don’t like the Em7 I sub it for Em

  12. -6 is the best for any singing range

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