Artist Leonard Cohen
Album Various Positions
Genre(s)
Note For the version by Jeff Buckley, click here.
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SCROLLAuto ScrollerClick the numbers to scroll, or use your keyboard numbers OR F keys to set the speed (F1 -> F4). Use the ESC key to stop scrolling. 0 1 2 3 4 5

Chords in this song

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Intro:
    Eb           Cm          Eb           Cm
xA|----3-----3-----0-----0-----3-----3-----0-----0----|
xE|---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---|
xC|--0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0-0---0--|
xG|-0-----0-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-------|

Verse:
     Eb                 Cm
I've heard there was a secret chord
     Eb                    Cm
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    Ab                Bb               Eb       Bb
But you don't really care for music, do you?

Pre-Chorus:
   Eb                   Ab           G
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    Cm              F
The minor fall, the major lift
    Bb               Gm          Cm
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Ab           Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Ab          Eb-Bb-Eb-C
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
     Eb                        Cm
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
    Eb               Cm
You saw her bathing on the roof
    Ab             Bb             Eb        G
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you

Pre-Chorus:
    Eb 
She tied you
     Ab       G
To a kitchen chair
    Cm     
She broke your throne,
    F
she cut your hair
    Bb                  Gm            Cm
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Ab           Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Ab          Eb-Bb-Eb-C
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse 3:
    Eb              Cm
You say I took the name in vain
Eb            Cm
I don't even know the name
    Ab              Bb                 Eb      Bb
But if I did, well really, what's it to ya?

Pre-Chorus:
          Eb                 Ab     G
There's a blaze of light in every word
   Cm             F
It doesn't matter which you heard
    Bb           Gm          Cm
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Ab           Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Ab          Eb-Bb-Eb-C
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
 
Verse 4:
  Eb               Cm
I did my best, it wasn't much
  Eb                   Cm
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
     Ab                 Bb                    Eb   G
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya

Pre-Chorus:
    Eb              Ab        Bb
And even though it all went wrong
     Cm               F
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
     Bb             Gm              Cm
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah
 
Outro:
     Ab           Cm          Ab           Eb G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     Ab           Cm          Ab           Eb G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     Ab           Cm          Ab           Eb G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     Ab           Cm          Ab           Eb Bb C
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
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ash staten

I love ukutabs and ive been using it for a couple years now. but the one thing that always upsets me is when the scroll bar stops in the middle of the song. could you please fix this issue? thank you sooooo much ! <3

Livs

Agreed!

gay_mentality

yeah this always happens to me!! its super annoying!

emily

I love it too!

Elely

just press the scroll button and it should scroll for you so u dont have to do that!
-Elely

Zada

You guys don’t have to vote down Elely she was trying to help. She could have used better wording, but honestly she was doing something good.

Anonymous

i didnt work for me

dianahmo

the thing is that towards the end of the song, it stops scrolling and then she can’t see the last part of the song and play it

random person

there are these things called fingers maybe you should use them sometime to click on the scroll bar instead of relying on the software

random person

not in a rude way or anything just joking around

Another Random Person

There’s also this fun thing called playing an instrument properly and if you tried it once in a while you’d realize that when doing so, you dont have a free hand to use said scroll bar. The original commenter was pointing out a problem and no matter how you phrase it, you were being rude. You should know that most times, it’s best to keep your unwanted opinion to yourself because otherwise, you’re just being an ass.

Thetruetinygod

Oh my god I’m reading this and I’m fearing for my life

Sponge off

Ya same

the 3 random person

it’s clear that “another random person is the same person as “random person

Dakota

I use my right hand to scroll

jnalynx

Thank you for your concern both of you but let’s not get mean. Deep breaths, this isn’t worth our energy. There are much more worthy causes to fight for.

Comment Police

That was actually one of the rudest ways you couldve said that. and besides, You really didn’t need to say anything at all. When you’re playing, you use both hands, so it’s hard to scroll with no free hands. Now, I’m sorry if you’re an octopus and you can’t understand the struggles of us two armed creatures, but your comment added nothing to the conversation.

Real Comment Police

With this song there is pauses. In pauses you can use your hands. Sure there is a problem and they were trying to help. AND besides they said It was a joke!! Come on!

Flower of a million cats

Yes, but scrolling takes longer than you have time for, even with pauses. You also have to hold the neck with one hand and the body with your arm, even if you aren’t playing during a pause, so either way it’s hard. And even if it was a joke, it was a very rude one to make.

Sponge off

Your profile is amazing

RANDOM KID

Sometimes JOKES aren’t funny.

The Realest Comment Police

The pauses aren’t long enough sometimes. Also, the joke sucked, and you defending it is equally as rude

another ukulele

gosh guys just let it go

UkuFox

yeah you’re all just acting like children!

sunshine

this is just what i do and a few suggestions, i like to wright down the pattern of notes and like write them in order as you read them, and memorize the lyrics and it should be easy that way or write it all down on paper the lyrics and notes so you only have to flip the page. Another thing is if you have another person in the house they could scroll for you. This heated argument couldve been avoided if people were a lil bit nicer on how they carried the words out. (and remember we cant portray our feelings or the way we mean to say things over text, always assume that they meant it in a nice way, if you cant do that then answer it with kindness maybe the person is having a bad day)

Therealtinygod

Woah.

queen on a land called passive agressiva

bahaha

queen on a land called passive agressiva

dude…

wary traveler

dang gina, this chain of comments is making me fear for my life XD

so aggressive

dianahmo

you know this thing… umm, what’s it called… respect? have you heard of it? don’t think so

Ottilie

Maybe you could be nicer abt it
she/he are just stating a way that the website could improve

Ukulele Player

That always annoys me because my cats keep attacking me while I play

Flower of a million cats

Pfft same

LostInHisEyes

YESSSSSS That would be soooo helpful!!

Southerwind24

Agreed! 😀

ella

Once there was a tennis game
Boo laced his shoes; and bowser came
But you don’t really care for tennis, do you?
It goes like this, a game set match and on his hat he wore his patch; inverted L his name was Waluigi
Waluigi
Waluigi
Waluigi
Waluiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigiiiiiii

Maqi

This is art

Elely

XD SO TRUE <3 WALUIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
-Elely

LostInHisEyes

I’m not trying to make this sound rude or anything, it’s just a suggestion, you don’t have to put your name at the end of all your posts/comments. Just saying!!

thatasiannerd

thank you for pointing that out

newwi

Can I buy this on iTunes? Or on Vinyl, I’d prefer that.

Jace

This is the best thing I’ve ever seen

Shelby

This is beautiful.

Cutie Patootie

D-D-D
works best for me. I mean – it’s easy, and it works!

ur mum triple gae lul

That’s amazing XD UwU

Bennster

I shall serenade my friends next time we play any game with waluigi ?

stream sanctuary by joji :')

tell me why i sang this

annabethlester

GIRL SAME.
ALSO YOUR USERNAME <3

Flower of a million cats

Because this is pure magic from the faerie realm. You have to sing it.

kalyn

I love this

AdityaKelkar

man, I came looking for copper, I found gold

A person

Smooth dude.
smooth.

Charlotte

Thanks you for this

yaya eee

i have never seen anything more beautiful.
this brings tears to my eyes.

UkuLover!

beautiful

Cyrus

BRO THIS GIRL GOT YOU ON TIKTOK LMAO-

WALUIIIIIIIIIIIIGIÌIIIIIIIIIIIIIII

Better than the original 😂

Thetruetinygod

This is beautiful it deserves to be sung on stage

hehe haha

BAHAHA I used this and it works so well hahah lol

UkuFox

B R I L L I A N T IT’S BRILLIANT!

May

Love this song. If you’re a beginner, this song actually sounds really good with just one strum for each chord!

Abby

i love this website and this song is just not even hard!

The Secret Chord (TM)

something that i found works really well is you pluck each string as you “strum” down the uke then pluck the strings as you “strum” up again! i hope this is helpful!

LostInHisEyes

omg THANK YOUS!!!!!! This sounds AMAZING!!!!!! <3<3<3

Michael

Who changed the words?

Denise

I noticed lyrics changes, and I’m super annoyed about it.

brandylee78

THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Virginia Alexa

…… Pentatonix’s new Christmas album anyone?

meatandpotadjoos

LITERALLY ME

Virginia Alexa

your username is literally life

Sophie Foster

-2 for pentatonix version ;)

UkuLover!

literally everything i live for

Marie Anderson

I love this app it helps me learn new song I wanna learn.

Marina

IMO a C instead of the first Am sounds better in the prechorus. and an E7 also sounds great in the prechorus rather than the Em but both sound pretty good

idkmyname

yeah!

also~we are both named marina lol

joy

Might sound nice but it’s not much of a minor fall if you use c! :P

jenni

i use DDU-UDU with a faster pace

greasyhamburger

thx it sounds good with this

UkuTigerGirl

Such a beautiful song!

i_dunno

Bruh what this is a really good song but i think +6 sounds really good (:

Chloe

If you use +6, do you put the capo on the 6th fret??? I am teaching myself to play uke and idk. Thnx in advance!!

Dakota

Yes

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