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Intro:
    Db           Bbm          Db           Bbm
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:
     Db                 Bbm
I've heard there was a secret chord
     Db                    Bbm
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    Gb                Ab               Db       Ab
But you don't really care for music, do you?

Pre-Chorus:
   Db                   Gb           Ab
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    Bbm              Gb
The minor fall, the major lift
    Ab               Fm          Bbm
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
     Db                        Bbm
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
    Db               Bbm
You saw her bathing on the roof
    Gb             Ab             Db        Ab
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you

Pre-Chorus:
    Db 
She tied you
     Gb       Ab
To a kitchen chair
    Bbm     
She broke your throne,
    Gb
she cut your hair
    Ab                  Fm            Bbm
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
Db               Bbm
Maybe I've been here before
  Db                    Bbm
I know this room, I've walked this floor
  Gb             Ab             Db       Ab
I used to live alone before I knew you

Pre-Chorus:
     Db                     Gb      Ab
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Bbm             Gb
love is not a victory march
       Ab               Fm          Bbm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Chorus:
     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
      Db                Bbm
There was a time you'd let me know
Db                     Bbm
What's real and going on below
    Gb             Ab             Db       Ab
But now you never show it to me do you?

Pre-Chorus:
   Db            Gb        Ab
Remember when I moved in you?
    Bbm            Gb
The holy dark was moving too
    Ab               Fm            Bbm
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

Chorus:
     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
Db               Bbm
Maybe there's a God above
    Db          Bbm
And all I ever learned from love
    Gb               Ab              Db        Ab
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you

Pre-Chorus:
     Db                 Gb       Ab
It's not a cry you can hear at night
     Bbm                 Gb
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       Ab               Fm          Bbm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Outro:
Gb Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Db-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Db-Ab-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah    
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345 Comments

  1. XoxMeganxoX

    Really helpful absolutely love this song :)

  2. cupcakeukulele

    Does anyone know if you can play this with the Rufus Wainwright version?

  3. @Xenia: read from left to right, each line is one of your cords (not cHord!), a 0 means open (no fret pressed), a number means press this fret for this particular cord.
    In this intro you press the third fret on the A cord, then start struming slowly down, then back up (keep the third fret on the A-cord pressed), then back down, (release the A-Cord, press the second fret on the G cord), back up, etc …
    The tempo is up to you.
    I might be completely wrong of course, as I’m really just a beginner, but that’s how I understood those notations. On Hallelujah it’s pretty simple thankfully :)

  4. ukulelelover

    i just ignore the intro @ Xenia

  5. I love this song!! Thank you! Now the second song I learned!! <3

  6. ryduple@gmail.com

    I think Dodgson_here is right about the Em being an E7. Thanks for the chords!

  7. I think this song is absolutely perfect! But I’ve been playing the ukulele for a while now and I still can’t figure out how to read/play the intro part. What do all those symbols mean? If anyone can help out that would be awesome! Thanks! :)

    • UkeTarSinger

      Hello Xenia!
      The intro is tablature. Each one of the lines (made of dashes) represent strings on the uke. The numbers mean the fret you put your fingers on.
      Hope it helps

  8. Thanks so much for these awesome chords!

  9. Hi! These chords are super accurate!!! Thanks so much. Really awesome song! ☺☺

  10. Dodgson_here

    I think the penultimate chord in the pre-chorus should be E7 not Em. At least when I play it on my own, I prefer the added tension leading to the Am.

    • THIS. A thousand times, this. The E7 (instead of Em) really nails the tension of that note and makes the resolve to Am so much more satisfying. Good ear, Dodgson!

    • E7 sounds amazing!!!! It might just be a personal preference, as people listening yo me asked why it sounded “different”, but that it great. Thank you so much and even though it’s not in the song here it still sounds great ;)

    • Seconded!!

    • I totally agree! The tension adds a more completed feeling once you play the Am, as opposed to the Em, which almost leaves the phrase hanging. I think it could be played either way, but my friends and I have all decided to play the E7 (we’re a small band that mostly plays worship songs and this is one of our favorites).

  11. This is the first song I ever learned on my uke thank you guys!

  12. i liove this song so much and knowing it on the uki is great

  13. hi! i really love this song but it would be help full if you added all the lyrics and chors and put them in the correct order. thank you!

  14. taylorrose

    Thank you!!! :D

  15. Apologies for the delay everyone! I have now placed the chords throughout the song! :-)

  16. taylorrose

    Hi again! I know I’ve already said this, along with a couple of other people but as far as I know, our comments haven’t been seen. Please write out all of the chords to the song!
    Thank you :)

  17. Yeah, I agree with everyone who has posted comments. It would be sooooo much easier and better if the chords were one the whole song, since it’s sorta hard for me to memorize the chords (I’m only 11!)

  18. “Hi! I really love this song but since the chord progression changes for the verses, pre-chorus and chorus, it would be extremely helpful if you wrote out the chords for the whole song. It would save everyone who uses this tab having to write it out themselves.

    Thanks :)”

    I totally agree with taylorrose. =]

    Thank you ^^

  19. I love this song so much, but it’d make it a lot easier if you added the cords to all the lyrics! :)

  20. Hi! I really love this song but since the chord progression changes for the verses, pre-chorus and chorus, it would be extremely helpful if you wrote out the chords for the whole song. It would save everyone who uses this tab having to write it out themselves.

    Thanks :)

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