“My body turns and yearns for a sleep that won’t ever come”

Hallelujah in the style of Jeff Buckley / Rufus Wainwright

Standard Tuning

Intro:
———————-1—-
——–1—————–
—–0—0———2—-2–
—2————-2———
-3———2-0———-2
—————————

x3

———————-1~~~
——-1——————
—–0—0———-2——
—2————-2———
-3———2-0———-
————————–

Verse (Same Plucking):
C Am
C Am
F G C G
C F G
Am F
G E Am~

Chorus (Same Plucking):
F
Am
F
C G C G

Verse 1:
Well, I 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

Chorus:
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Verse 2:
Well, your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you

She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

Verse 3:
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 you

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

Verse 4:
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 you?

But remember when I moved in you
And the holy dove was moving too
And every breath we drew was Hallelujah

Verse 5:
Maybe there is a god above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you

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

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About kevnjkim

Consultant by day, hibernating grizzly bear by night. Lover of gadgetry, good music, foreign languages, candlelit dinners, and long walks on the beach. View all posts by kevnjkim

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