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Night Comes On chords

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This is the live version of the song as found on the album: "Leonard Cohen - Can't Forget". Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]
D Dsus4 D Dsus2 D [x2]

[Intro Verse]
       D           Dsus4
I went down to the place
         D          Dsus2
Where my mother lay waiting
D         Dsus4          A
Under the marble and the snow
         D          Dsus4
I said: "Mother I'm frightened
    D            Dsus2
The thunder, the lightning
     D          Dsus4        A
I'll never come through this alone"
    G              Gsus4
She said: "I'll be with you
   G             Gsus4
My shawl wrapped around you
   G            Gsus4           G
My hand on your head when you go"
        D
And the night comes on
         Am
And it's very calm
  F                     C
I want that night to go on and on
        G                              D     Dsus4 D Dsus2 D
But she said: "Go back, back to the world"  


[Verse 2]
        D           Dsus4
We were fighting in Egypt
          D           Dsus2
When they signed this agreement
D      Dsus4       A
Nobody else had to die
               D        Dsus4
There was this terrible sound
       D           Dsus2
And my father went down
       D        Dsus4        A
With a terrible wound in his side
          G         Gsus4
He said: "Try to go on
        G              Gsus4
Take my books, take my gun and
  G          Gsus4           G
Remember, my son, how they lied"
        D
And the night comes on
         Am
And it's very calm
    F                       C
I'd like to pretend that my father was wrong
        G                           D    Dsus4 D Dsus2 D
But you don't wanna lie, not to the young


[Verse 3]
        D              Dsus4
We were locked in this kitchen
  D         Dsus2
I took to religion
      D            Dsus4          A                   
And I wondered how long she would stay
  D         Dsus4                               
I needed so much
        D          Dsus2                        
To have nothing to touch
     D           Dsus4       A                  
I've always been greedy that way
       G       Gsus4                         
But my son, my daughter
        G          Gsus4                        
Climbed out of the water
         G         Gsus4         G                
Crying: "papa, you promised to play!"
         D                                 
And they lead me away
       Am                                   
To the great surprise
     F                       C              
It's papa, don't peek, papa, cover your eyes
         G                 D     Dsus4 D Dsus2 D           
And they hide, hide in the world
   
                                       
[Verse 4]
      D            Dsus4                        
Now I look for her always
    D            Dsus2                          
I'm lost in this calling
    D           Dsus4        A               
I'm tied to the threads of a prayer
         D             Dsus4                     
Saying: "when will she summon me
D             Dsus2                             
When will she come to me
D           Dsus4    A                          
What must I do to prepare
         G           Gsus4                      
When she bends to my longing
       G              Gsus4                    
Like a willow, like a fountain
    G             Gsus4      G                   
She stands in the luminous air"
         D                                 
And the night comes on
         Am                                 
And it's very calm
  F                   C                    
I lie in her arms she says: "When I'm gone
        G                  D   Dsus4 D Dsus2 D                
I'll be yours, yours for a song"
  
                                        
[Verse 5]
        D            Dsus4                     
Now the crickets are singing
    D            Dsus2                          
The vesper bells ringing
D            Dsus4    A                 
Cats curled asleep in chairs
        D              Dsus4                    
I'll go down to Bill's bar
         D            Dsus2                        
Or I can make it that far
         D         Dsus4             A           
And I'll see if my friends are still there
    G             Gsus4                     
And here's to the few
    G                Gsus4                      
Who forgive what you do
        G         Gsus4        G                
And the fewer who don't even care
        D                                  
And the night comes on
         Am                                     
And it's very calm
  F                     C                   
I want to cross over, I want to go home
        G                             D     Dsus4 D Dsus2 D
But she says, go back, go back to the world


[Instrumental]

[Outro Verse]

       D           Dsus4
I went down to the place
         D          Dsus2
Where my mother lay waiting
D         Dsus4          A
Under the marble and the snow
         D          Dsus4
I said: "Mother I'm frightened
    D            Dsus2
The thunder, the lightning
     D          Dsus4        A
I'll never come through this alone"
    G              Gsus4
She said: "I'll be with you
   G             Gsus4
My shawl wrapped around you
   G            Gsus4           G
My hand on your head when you go"
        D
And the night comes on
         Am
And it's very calm
  F                     C                   
I want to cross over, I want to go home
        G                              D     Dsus4 D Dsus2 D
But she said: "Go back, back to the world"  

            
            
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