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The Stranger Song chords

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Leonard Cohen - The Stranger Song

tune down one tone (D G C F A D)

F#sus4 244422
Esus4  022200
D/A    x00232

Intro: F#sus4 F#m  F#sus4 F#m  F#sus4 F#m  F#sus4 F#m 



F#m   D/A               C       D/A        A
It's true that all the men you knew were dealers
                                 E
Who said they were through with dealing
                           F#m F#sus4 F#m
Every time you gave them shelter
    E              Esus4  E
I know that kind of man
              F#m            F#sus4 F#m 
It's hard to hold the hand of anyone
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
Who is reaching for the sky   just to surrender
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
Who is reaching for the sky just to surrender


F#m   D/A               C       D/A        A
And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
                                 E
You find he did not leave you very much
         F#m F#sus4 F#m
Not even laughter
     E            Esus4  E              F#m          
Like any dealer he was watching for the card
     F#sus4 F#m       E 
That is so high and wild
                    E Esus4    F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
He'll never need to deal another
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

F#m   D/A               C       D/A
And then leaning on your window sill
      A
He'll say one day you caused his will
    E                                    F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
          E                Esus4  E
And then taking from his wallet
       F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
An old schedule of trains, he'll say
        E          Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
I told you when I came I was a stranger
        E          Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
I told you when I came I was a stranger

F#m   D/A          C       D/A
But now another stranger seems 
   A
To want you to ignore his dreams
   E                                    F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
As though they were the burden of some other
          E                Esus4 E
O you've seen that man before
          F#m              F#sus4 F#m
His golden arm dispatching cards
             E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
But now it's rusted from the elbow to the finger
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
And he wants to trade the game he plays for shelter
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
Yes he wants to trade the game he knows for shelter

F#m   D/A            C       D/A     A
Ah you hate to watch another tired man

Lay down his hand
              E                           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
Like he was giving up the holy game of 
   E                     
And while he talks his dreams to sleep
      F#m              F#sus4 F#m
You notice there's a highway
        E                 Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
That is curling up like smoke above his shoulder
        E                 Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
It's curling just like smoke above his shoulder

F#m   D/A            C       D/A     
You tell him to come in sit down
    A
But something makes you turn around
     E                              F#m  F#sus4 F#
The door is open you can't close your shelter
     E             Esuse  E 
You try the handle of the road
 F#m            F#sus4 F#m
It opens do not be afraid
     E             Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
It's you my love, you who are the stranger
     E             Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
It's you my love, you who are the stranger

F#m   D/A            C       D/A
Well, I've been waiting, I was sure
      A                                     E
We'd meet between the trains we're waiting for
                           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
I think it's time to board another
 E                  Esuse  E               F#m
Please understand, I never had a secret chart
F#sus4 F#m        E       
To get me to the heart of this
  Esus4 E      F#m  F#sus4 F#m
Or any other matter
     E             Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
When he talks like this you don't know what he's after
     E             Esuse  E        F#m  F#sus4 F#m
When he speaks like this, you don't know what he's after


F#m   D/A            C       D/A
Let's meet tomorrow if you choose
 A    
Upon the shore, beneath the bridge
      E                                 F#m  F#sus4 F#m
That they are building on some endless river
         E    
Then he leaves the platform
Esus4 E          F#m
For the sleeping car that's warm
     F#sus4 F#m    E    Esus4      E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
You realize, he's only advertising one more shelter
        E               Esus4  E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
And it comes to you, he never was a stranger
        E               Esus4  E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m
And you say okay the bridge or someplace later


F#m   D/A               C       D/A        A
And then sweeping up the jokers that he left behind
                                 E
You find he did not leave you very much
         F#m F#sus4 F#m
Not even laughter
     E            Esus4  E              F#m          
Like any dealer he was watching for the card
     F#sus4 F#m       E 
That is so high and wild
                    E Esus4    F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
He'll never need to deal another
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger
        E               Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
He was just some Joseph looking for a manger

F#m   D/A               C       D/A
And then leaning on your window sill
      A
He'll say one day you caused his will
    E                                    F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
To weaken with your love and warmth and shelter
          E                Esus4  E
And then taking from his wallet
       F#m  F#sus4 F#m 
An old schedule of trains, he'll say
        E          Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
I told you when I came I was a stranger
        E          Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
I told you when I came I was a stranger
        E          Esus4 E           F#m  F#sus4 F#m F#sus4
I told you when I came I was a stranger
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