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

Pre-Chorus:
   A                   D           E
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    Gbm              D
The minor fall, the major lift
    E               Dbm          Gbm
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Chorus:
     D           Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      D          A-E-A-A
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
     A                        Gbm
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
    A               Gbm
You saw her bathing on the roof
    D             E             A        E
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew you

Pre-Chorus:
    A 
She tied you
     D       E
To a kitchen chair
    Gbm     
She broke your throne,
    D
she cut your hair
    E                  Dbm            Gbm
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Chorus:
     D           Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      D          A-E-A-A
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
A               Gbm
Maybe I've been here before
  A                    Gbm
I know this room, I've walked this floor
  D             E             A       E
I used to live alone before I knew you

Pre-Chorus:
     A                     D      E
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Gbm             D
love is not a victory march
       E               Dbm          Gbm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Chorus:
     D           Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      D          A-E-A-A
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

Pre-Chorus:
   A            D        E
Remember when I moved in you?
    Gbm            D
The holy dark was moving too
    E               Dbm            Gbm
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

Chorus:
     D           Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      D          A-E-A-A
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse:
A               Gbm
Maybe there's a God above
    A          Gbm
And all I ever learned from love
    D               E              A        E
Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew you

Pre-Chorus:
     A                 D       E
It's not a cry you can hear at night
     Gbm                 D
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       E               Dbm          Gbm
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

Outro:
D Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
D A-E
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
D Gbm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
D A-E-A
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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