Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen – Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen was released on his album Various Positions in 1984. This song has over 300 versions known since its release, covered by various artists and musicians.

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Key of the Song: C major

The original key of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen is in C major.

Guitar Chords for Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

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Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen – Lyrics with Chords

NOTE: Capo on the 5th Fret

Verse 1
         G                   Em
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
     G                      Em
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
    C                D                   G    D
But you don't really care for music, do you?
   G                  C           D
It goes like this the fourth, the fifth
    Em              C
The minor fall, the major lift
    D               B7          Em
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G  D G  D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah
 
[Verse 2]
     G                         Em
Your faith was strong, but you needed proof
    G               Em
You saw her bathing on the roof
    C              D             G        D
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya
    G             C       D
She tied you to a kitchen chair
    Em                         C
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    D                  B7            Em
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G  D G  D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah
 
[Verse 3]
    G              Em
You say I took the name in vain
G            Em
I don't even know the name
    C              D                 G      D
But if I did, well really, what's it to ya?
          G                 C     D
There's a blaze of light in every word
   Em             C
It doesn't matter which you heard
    D           B7          Em
The holy or the broken Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G  D G  D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelu-u-jah
 
[Verse 4]
  G               Em
I did my best, it wasn't much
  G                   Em
I couldn't feel, so I tried to touch
     C                 D                    G   D
I've told the truth, I didn't come to fool ya
    G              C        D
And even though it all went wrong
     Em               C
I'll stand before the Lord of Song
     D             B7              Em
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah
 
[Outro]
     C           Em          C           G D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G D
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
     C           Em          C           G D G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah
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