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

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

Chorus:
     B           Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      B          Gb-Db-Gb-Gb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     B           Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      B          Gb-Db-Gb-Gb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     B           Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      B          Gb-Db-Gb-Gb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Chorus:
     B           Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      B          Gb-Db-Gb-Gb
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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

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

Outro:
B Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
B Gb-Db
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
B Ebm
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
B Gb-Db-Gb
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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