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Chelsea Hotel No2 Chords


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Chelsea Hotel#2 - Written By Leonard Cohen, As performed by Rufus Wainwright,(With 
Wainright) From The Tribute: I'm Your Man
Capo 5th Fret- With Standard Chord Shapes
(Concert Key of F)

     C         G           F     C
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
         C            G           Am
You were talking so brave and so sweet.
C         G           F      C
Giving me head on the unmade bed
           F                     G
While the limousines wait in the street
Am                         F
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
        C               E             Am
We were running for the money and the flesh
    F                       C
And that was called love for the workers in song,
         F                      C
Probably still is for those of them left.
         Am             F
And then you got away, didn't you, baby?
         C            E        Am
You just turned your back on the crowd.
 F                     C
You got away, I never once heard you say,
   F                 C            F                C
"I need you, I don't need you, I need you, I don't need you,"
     F                  Am        C (To lead into next verse).
And all of that Driving around.

I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
You were famous, your heart was a legend.
You told me again you preferred handsome men,
But for me you would make an exception.
And clenching your fist for the ones like us
Who are oppressed by the figures of beauty,
You fixed yourself, you said, "Well, never mind,
We are ugly but we have the music."

Then, after the 2nd verse...
        C       G               F         C
I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best
        C             G           Am
I can't keep track of each fallen robin.
    C          G           F       C
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
     F                          G (Not Played)
That all, I don't think of you that often.

This song is Awesome. This version is great.
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blueshamrok wrote on November 4 2013, 12:54 pm

On the line that ends, "for those of them left", that last chord could sound better as G, instead of C.
Otherwise, BEAUTIFUL post!

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Nimbuskirk wrote on February 16 2014, 07:58 am

Yep, it's definitely supposed to be a G chord at the end of that line. Otherwise, amazing work.

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rwarrior wrote on October 25 2015, 01:16 am

Last line of the verse should end 4-5 not 4-1 (F-G, not F-C)

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