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

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It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
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The minor fall, the major lift
    Ab               Fm          Bbm
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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Your faith was strong but you needed proof
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You saw her bathing on the roof
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Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you

She tied you
     Gb       Ab
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne,
she cut your hair
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And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

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Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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Maybe I've been here before
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I know this room, I've walked this floor
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I used to live alone before I knew you

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I've seen your flag on the marble arch
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love is not a victory march
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It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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Remember when I moved in you?
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The holy dark was moving too
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And every breath we drew was hallelujah

     Gb           Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Gb          Db-Ab-Db-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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Maybe there's a God above
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And all I ever learned from love
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Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you

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

Gb Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Db-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Bbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Gb Db-Ab-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah    
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  1. Ukulele_Wolf_World236

    I just played this song for my first time and I got it completely correct! I love this song and it’s soooo easy to play!

  2. niamh ross

    if you play G7 instead of G and E7 instad of Em it sound a lot more like the song

  3. I’m playing E7 rather than E minor. It sounds OK. Love the site.

    • coppertop

      Instead of E7 try a Ddim7…


      I prefer 4-5-4-5. When you hear it, I think you’ll agree.

    • 22LydiaJoy

      It think it sounds best at -5. I don’t think it’s too hard, and I only started a little over a week ago.

  4. i love this song!!!!!

  5. A wild nugget

    I actually just pluck 2 3 1 4, 1 3 2 (on the strings) it sounds good to me tbh

  6. Lucential

    I’ve found that if you play Em for the second hallelujah in the chorus and Em G C for the fourth it sounds pretty good

  7. My friends at my school are singing hallelujah, so I thought it would be kinda cool if I learnt it on ukulele and surprise them. (and the strumming patter is down down up up)

  8. IJustLikePlayingTheUke

    It works a lot better with a low G string, sadly, I lost mine a while ago and had to restring my ukulele with a high G string

  9. The best strumming pattern more me is…. None! Lol I just strum it once and it really adds to the air of emotion in the song.

  10. Impromptu

    Hey Mazdri , I like to go like d,d,u,d,d,u,etc.

  11. Impromptu

    I love love love this song IT IS SO PRETTY!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Survivor

    Great song, would it be proper to do e7 instead of em? Just for the transition.

    some…BODY once told me.

  13. fickle-lemon

    I usually try to play a song by ear and then look it up to see if I’m doing it right. I taught myself in -7 so it is easy for me and it’s my favorite way to play it. Plus its easier for me to sing.

    • This Helped Me Soooo Much! Thank You! My Voice Doesn’t Go As High As The Ukulele If I Used Transposition 0, -7 Really Helps!

  14. nice! I LOVE this song

  15. coco loco

    i love this song

  16. I think that it’s easier to sing along to in -5, cause it’s a bit lower…

  17. Play -3 if you find the original key too high. It’s a little harder to play but with practice sounds really nice!

  18. DDU

  19. rylea_jsow

    I think if you capo the first fret, it sounds better and it’s an easier vocal range for someone like me with a lower range.

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