Song: Hallelujah

Band: Jeff Buckley
Composed By: Leonard Cohen

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This is a beautiful song off Buckley's debut 1994 album "Grace." The original was by
Leonard Cohen but I transcribed this from Buckey's version. My tab is similar to the
first tab of this song but there are some changes and I've included all the lyrics.

Standard Tuning



    

Intro: C Am C Am

  C                 Am
I heard there was a secret chord
     C                   Am
That David played and it pleased the lord
    F                G               C        G
But you don't really care for music, do you? 
        C                  F           G
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
    Am                 F
The minor fall and the major lift
    G            E7             Am
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Chorus:



    

     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

          C                        Am
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    C               Am
You saw her bathing on the roof
    F              G             C            G
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
C                   F       G
She tied you to her kitchen chair
    Am                        F
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
    G                  E7            Am
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah


     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

C              Am
Baby I've been here before
     C                       Am
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
  F             G             C          G
I used to live alone before I knew you
C                          F      G
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
    Am                    F
But love is not a victory march
       G               E7          Am
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 

     C                         Am
Well there was a time when you let me know
       C            Am
What's really going on below
    F             G               C        G
But now you never show that to me do you
      C             F        G
But remember when I moved in you
        Am            F
And the holy dove was moving too
    G               E7            Am
And every breath we drew was hallelujah

      C               Am
Well, maybe there's a god above
    C             Am
But all I've ever learned from love
    F                G           C          G
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
     C                  F       G
It's not a cry that you hear at night
     Am                 F
It's not somebody who's seen the light
       G               E7          Am
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah
   
     F           Am          F           C    G   C
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....

View Just Lyrics...

Well I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
Well it goes like this:
The fourth, the fifth, the minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
She tied you to her kitchen chair
And she broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

But baby I've been here before
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
You know, I used to live alone before I knew ya
And I've seen your flag on the marble arch
And love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Well there was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show that to me do ya
But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Maybe there's a God above
But all I've ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew ya

And it's not a cry that you hear at night
It's not somebody who's seen the light
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Hallelujah

View Albums that This Song Appears On...

  • Grace

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: ORG Album Duration: 51:44

    Release Date: August 23, 1994

    Moods: Cathartic, Earnest, Intimate, Urgent, Yearning, Anguished/Distraught, Dramatic, Meandering, Passionate, Brooding, Literate, Nocturnal, Romantic, Stylish, Theatrical, Wistful, Autumnal, Bittersweet, Poignant, Angst-Ridden, Confrontational, Reflective, Sophisticated, Melancholy, Somber

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

    Themes: Heartache, Affection/Fondness, Affirmation, Disappointment, Empowering, Feeling Blue, Healing/Comfort, Heartbreak, Late Night, Passion, Truth, Yearning

  • Live from the Bataclan

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Sony Music Distribution Song Duration on Album: 9:25 Album Duration: 34:43

    Release Date: 1996

    Moods: Cathartic, Anguished/Distraught, Dramatic, Meandering, Passionate, Literate, Nocturnal, Stylish, Theatrical, Wistful, Yearning, Autumnal, Melancholy, Poignant, Romantic, Urgent, Angst-Ridden, Bittersweet, Confrontational, Earnest, Intimate, Precious, Reflective, Sophisticated, Brooding, Somber

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

    Themes: Affection/Fondness, Affirmation, Disappointment, Empowering, Feeling Blue, Healing/Comfort, Heartache, Heartbreak, Late Night, Passion, Truth, Yearning

  • Everybody Here Wants You [Australia]

    Genre: Pop/Rock Label: Sony Music Distribution Song Duration on Album: 9:34 Album Duration: 27:14

    Release Date: September 22, 1998

    Moods: Bittersweet, Cathartic, Anguished/Distraught, Dramatic, Meandering, Brooding, Literate, Melancholy, Nocturnal, Stylish, Theatrical, Wistful, Yearning, Autumnal, Poignant, Urgent, Angst-Ridden, Confrontational, Earnest, Gentle, Intimate, Laid-Back/Mellow, Lush, Passionate, Refined, Reflective, Romantic, Sensual, Sexy, Sophisticated, Somber

    Styles: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Contemporary Singer/Songwriter

    Themes: Affection/Fondness, Affirmation, Disappointment, Empowering, Feeling Blue, Healing/Comfort, Heartache, Heartbreak, Late Night, Passion, Truth, Yearning

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