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Halleluljah!

This song is so beautiful.  It was used in several tribute films of Boston Bombing victims.  It has been used for other tragedies.  It will be used in the future.  I taught my students in Grades 1-8 this song.  We sang it as a school for Grandparents' Day last week.  It was a tremendous success.  I figured out chords.  Please enjoy!

Halleluljah
by Leonard Cohen
Please note: Lyrics in red are not suitable for school use.  They are, however, beautiful.  Please enjoy them at home.  

Capo on 2nd Fret


 G                               e minor
I've heard there was a secret chord
G                                     e minor
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
C                             G                     D7       G
But you don't really care for music, do you?

G
It goes like this
C                     D
The fourth, the fifth
e minor                 C
The minor fall, the major lift
G                       b minor     e minor
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
C               e minor
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
C              G  D7  G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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


Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

There was a time when you let me know
What's really going on below
But now you never show it to me, do you?
And remember when I moved in you
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 at someone who outdrew you
It’s not a cry you can hear at night
It’s not somebody who has seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

You say I took the name in vain
I don't even know the name
But if I did, well, really, what's it to you?
There's a blaze of light in every word
It doesn't matter which you heard
The holy or the broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn't much
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

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