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Hallelujah Tab

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                           HALLELUJAH – Brandi Carlile
Tabbed by: Steph
Email: cdashber@gmail.com

Standard Tuning

*Note: During the musical interludes (like the intro) play 
         D as x54030 (C=x32010)

Intro (and general pattern):
   G           Em          G           Em          C

         D     G           D

G Em G Em

     G                    Em 
I’ve heard that there’s a secret chord
     G                   Em
That David played and it pleased the Lord
    C                               G      D
But you don’t really care for music do ya?

   G                   C           D
It goes like this, the fourth, the fifth
    Em              C
The minor fall, the major lift
    D               B           Em
The baffled King composing Hallelujah 

      C           Em
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      C          G D G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

G Em G Em

          G                        Em
Well your faith was strong but you needed proof
    G               Em
You saw her bathing on the roof
    C                            G      D
Her beauty in the moonlight overthrew ya.

    G               C       D
She tied you to her kitchen chair
    Em                         C
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
    D                  B             Em
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah

      C           Em
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      C          G D G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

G Em G Em

G                 Em
Darling I’ve been here before
     G                    Em
I’ve seen this room, I’ve walked these floors
           C                                G  D
You know I used to live alone before I knew ya.

     G                     C      D
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Em            C
Love is not a victory march
       D               B           Em
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

      C           Em
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      C          G D Em
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
   D    G Em G Em C D G D
Oh yeah…

G Em G Em

G                         Em
There was a time when you let me know
       G            Em
What’s really going on below
C                                G     D
But now you never show it to me, do ya?

    G               C        D
And remember when I moved in you
    Em            C
The Holy Dove was moving too
    D                B              Em  
And every breath you drew was Hallelujah

             C           Em
It was Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      C          Em D G
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

   G               Em
So maybe there’s a God above
    G          Em
But all I ever learned from love
    C                                    G  D
Was how to shoot at somebody who outdrew ya.

     G                  C       D
It’s not a cry that you hear at night
     Em                 C
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
       D               B           Em 
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah
      C           Em
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
      C          G D C
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hey, Hallelujah
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roobydoob wrote on July 29 2008, 11:54 pm

i love this!

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FenderChick77 wrote on October 16 2009, 02:12 am

Change the Am to a B and you have the perfect chords. ;-) Nice work!

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pixiejuice wrote on April 4 2012, 12:29 pm

Agreed about the B in the sixth line of each verse.

Also optional - I usually add another step in the third line of each verse, which I took from some of the Leonard Cohen tabs - in this key it would go: C D G D

Otherwise perfect. Brandi Carlile's is my favorite version of the song. :)

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