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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: Jean Marc Orliaguet 
Date: Wed, 14 Jun 1995 15:39:29 +0200 (MET DST)


                            Chelsea Hotel no 2 ( Leonard Cohen )

               From the New Skin for the Old Ceremony album ( 1974 )

Transcribed and tabbed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )


Notes :  

Capo 5th fret
The time signature is 3/4, so the bass note on the first
beat of each bar should be played louder.

 3/4 C
E|---------------0-----|--------------------|--------0-----------|
B|---------------------|--------------------|--------------1-----|
G|---------0-----------|--------------------|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---------------------|--------------------|--------2-----2-----|
A|---3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
                                     I    re - mem - ber  you

     G                    F                    C
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------3-----3-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------------4-----4--|-----------2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---------5-----5-----|--------3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
E|---3-----------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
   well          in the Chel - sea   Ho -    tel,         you were

    C/E                   G                   Am
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------0-----------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|--------1-----0-h1--|
G|------0-----0-----0--|-----4-----4-----4--|--------------------|
D|---2-----2-----2-----|--------5-----5-----|--------------------|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--0-----------------|
E|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
   talk - ing   so      brave  and   so      sweet

   Am/E                   C                    G
E|---------0-----------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|---------------------|-----0-----0-----0--|-----4-----4-----4--|
D|---2-----------------|--------2-----2-----|--------5-----5-----|
A|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
                         Giv - ing   me       head  on    the

     F                    C                    F
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---------3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|
A|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
E|---1-----------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
    un - made   bed                while the  lim - ou - sines

                          G
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4--|
D|---3-----3-----3-----|--------5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
   wait   in    the     street

    Am
E|---------0-----------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|---------------------|--------------------|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---------------------|--2-----------------|--------3-----3-----|
A|---0-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
   Those were  the       rea - sons  and    that    was   New

     F                    C                   C/B
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--------0-----0-----|
A|---------------------|--3-----------------|--2-----------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   York,       we were  running for the     money  and    the

    Am                  Am/E                   F
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------------0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|---------------------|-----2-----2-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---------------------|--2-----------------|--------3-----3-----|
A|---0-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
   flesh                                 and that   was  called

                          C                   C/E
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|
A|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   love         for the  work - ers  in      song        probably

     F                                         G
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----4-----4-----4--|
D|---------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------5-----5-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---1-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
   still  is    for    those   of    them    left

                          F
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------3-----3-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------4-----4-----4--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---5-----5-----5-----|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
              and then   you   got   a -      way

     C                   C/E                   C
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|--------2-----2-----|
A|---3-----------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
    did - n't   you      ba - by ?     you   just  turned  your

    C/B                  Am                   Am/E
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------3-----3-----|--------1-----0-h1--|--------1-----0-----|
G|------0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2--------|-----2-----2-----0--|
D|---------0-----0-----|--------2-----------|--2-----------------|
A|---2-----------------|--0-----------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
   back   on    the     crowd

     F                                         C
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--3-----------------|
E|---1-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
    You    got   a -     way, I never once   heard  you   say,

    C/E                   F
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--1-----------------|--------------------|
                  I     need   you                   I   don't

     C                                         F
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----2-----2-----2--|
D|---------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|--------3-----3-----|
A|---3-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--1-----------------|
   need    you                         I      need   you

                          C                   C/E
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0--|
D|---3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----2-----|--2-----2-----2-----|
A|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
           I  don't      need   you,"                    and

     F                                        Am
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------1-----1-----|--------1-----1-----|--------1-----0-h1--|
G|------2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2-----2--|-----2-----2--------|
D|---------3-----3-----|--3-----3-----3-----|--------2-----------|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--0-----------------|
E|---1-----------------|--------------------|--------------------|
    all    of  that      ji - ving    a -    round.

   Am/E                   G
E|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
B|---------0-h1--0-----|--------3-----3-----|--------3-----3-----|
G|------2-----------0--|-----4-----4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4--|
D|---2-----------------|--------5-----5-----|--5-----5-----5-----|
A|---------------------|--------------------|--------------------|
E|---------------------|--3-----------------|--------------------|

                                                     I    re -  ...
Lyrics :


I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
you were talking so brave and so sweet,
giving me head on the unmade bed,
while the limousines wait in the street.
Those were the reasons and that was New York,
we were running for the money and the flesh.
And that was called love for the workers in song
probably still is for those of them left.

Ah but you got away, didn't you babe,
you just turned your back on the crowd,
you got away, I never once heard you say,
I need you, I don't need you,
I need you, I don't need you
and all of that jiving 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."

And then you got away, didn't you babe...

I don't mean to suggest that I loved you the best,
I can't keep track of each fallen robin.
I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel,
that's all, I don't even think of you that often.



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| h  Hammer-on

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