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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           Bb
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    Cm              Ab
The minor fall, the major lift
    Bb               Gm          Cm
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Chorus:
     Ab           Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Ab          Eb-Bb-Eb-Eb
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        Bb
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you

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

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

Verse:
Eb               Cm
Maybe I've been here before
  Eb                    Cm
I know this room, I've walked this floor
  Ab             Bb             Eb       Bb
I used to live alone before I knew you

Pre-Chorus:
     Eb                     Ab      Bb
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Cm             Ab
love is not a victory march
       Bb               Gm          Cm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

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

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

Pre-Chorus:
   Eb            Ab        Bb
Remember when I moved in you?
    Cm            Ab
The holy dark was moving too
    Bb               Gm            Cm
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

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

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

Pre-Chorus:
     Eb                 Ab       Bb
It's not a cry you can hear at night
     Cm                 Ab
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       Bb               Gm          Cm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Outro:
Ab Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Ab Eb-Bb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Ab Cm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Ab Eb-Bb-Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah    
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421 Comments

  1. OOFED

  2. Mai is not musicly talented

    Hello ukulele playing friend :)

  3. -5 is the same as +7

  4. +7 is what I use

  5. I figure out what key to sing this in. It’s frustrating me! I love to play it, simple and fun, but the singing is killing me.

  6. This is great for somebody who started two days ago. :)

  7. -5 is easiest with my vocal range since the regular key is either too low or too high, and it’s not that bad to play!

  8. -3 sounds really nice

  9. I play this on baritone uke (tuned DGBE) but with the same chord shapes (?) as shown for soprano, with CGCG instead of CGCC and plucking the strings individually (D,G,B,E,B,G,D,G,B,E etc)

  10. Instead of CGCC at the end of the chorus I do CGCG, its sounds better with transitioning into the verses especially cause they start with C

  11. Keith Porter

    How can I get this in Baritone Uke and in tabs?

  12. 22LydiaJoy

    I think that -5 sounds best, and it’s not too hard either.

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  14. +5 is the closest one to the rufus rainworth cover (in shrek) it sounds lovey

  15. emma ukulele

    i like plucking the individual strings. I play g c e a e c and than i switch the chord (verse)

  16. Macie Mashek

    so easy to play and fun

  17. I love this website and its very helpful but its so annoying how they dont
    show the strumming patterns

  18. I love this song and to me at least, it sounds exactly like it. I even was able to play it on piano thanks to this.

  19. Anna Comeskey

    I don’t think it’s the real one but the strum I used was DDUU with a teeny pause after first upstrum

    • Katherine

      I too struggle with knowing what strumming pattern to use! I often use DDUUDU at different tempos.

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