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Hallelujah (Jeff Buckley)

Artist – Jeff Buckley,
Tuning – Standard (E A D G B E),
Tricky Chords – None,
Strumming – D DD DD DD D,
Capo – No

 

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

 

              F           Am               F           C    G   C      G
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      G
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      G
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

 

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

 

                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      G
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ….

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