Artist Leonard Cohen
Album Various Positions
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Intro:
    Ab           Fm          Ab           Fm
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:
     Ab                 Fm
I've heard there was a secret chord
     Ab                    Fm
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    Db                Eb               Ab       Eb
But you don't really care for music, do you?

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

Chorus:
     Db           Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Db          Ab-Eb-Ab-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     Db           Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Db          Ab-Eb-Ab-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     Db           Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Db          Ab-Eb-Ab-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     Db           Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      Db          Ab-Eb-Ab-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Outro:
Db Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Db Ab-Eb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Db Fm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Db Ab-Eb-Ab
Hallelujah, Hallelujah    
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438 Comments

  1. I know

  2. I know!!!!

  3. I’m soo glad I knew all the cords

  4. I’m sooo glad I knew all the cords

  5. I love this song!!!!!!!

  6. Random Dude

    You don’t transpose it to +2

  7. 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

  8. Lillian

    I love this song so much. It sounds so pretty on the uke.😊🎶💜

  9. i use DDU-UDU with a faster pace

  10. i love this song and it is really easy to play on the uke.

  11. prayers for france

  12. I love this song cause it’s so easy

  13. I love playing the song because it’s really easy

  14. Anonymous

    I love this song once you perfect your singing it just makes everyone smile.

  15. What is the strumming pattern

  16. Lagerstrom

    YYYYYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS QQQQQQQQQQQQQQQQUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEENNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  17. I made my own cool strumming pattern to go with this song its, DD UUUU.
    It sound goof if you dont like it you can pluck or use, DD UDU!

  18. i use the pattern dd uu it sort of sounds like the song but i will try dd udu and see if it sounds better

  19. Lightningthief123

    I pretty much love this song!!!

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