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Famous Blue Raincoat chords

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Am F Dm7 Em7
Am F Dm7 Em7

[Verse 1]
     Am                       F
It's four in the morning, the end of December
    Dm7                     Em7
I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
Am                      F
New York is cold, but I like where I'm living
        Dm7                     Em7
There's music on Clinton Street all through the evening
Am                 Bm                   Am                Bm
I hear that you're building your little house deep in the desert
Am                G
You're living for nothing now
              Am                   G
I hope you're keeping some kind of record

[Chorus 1]
         C                                G
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
                                  Bm    G
That night that you planned to go clear
F               Em7
Did you ever go clear?

[Verse 2]
        Am                        F
Ah, the last time we saw you, you looked so much older
     Dm7                      Em7
Your famous blue raincoat was torn at the shoulder
      Am                     F
You'd been to the station to meet every train
    Dm7                   Em7
And you came home without Lili Marlene
        Am         Bm         Am            Bm
And you treated my woman to a flake of your life
Am                G   Am                 G
And when she came back, she was nobody's wife

[Chorus 2]
        C                                   G
Well, I see you there with the rose in your teeth
One more thin gypsy thief
                    Bm   G
Well, I see Jane's awake
F               Em7
She sends her regards

[Verse 3]
    Am                     F
And what can I tell you my brother, my killer?
Dm7                 Em7
What can I possibly say?
  Am                       F
I guess that I miss you, I guess I forgive you
    Dm7                  Em7
I'm glad you stood in my way
Am               Bm     Am                Bm
If you ever come by here, for Jane or for me
Am                  G       Am                 G
Well, your enemy is sleeping, and his woman is free

[Chorus 3]
         C                          G
Yes, and thanks for the trouble you took from her eyes
                 Am                        G
I thought it was there for good so I never tried
    C                                G
And Jane came by with a lock of your hair
She said that you gave it to her
                                  Bm    G
That night that you planned to go clear
F             Em7
Sincerely, L. Cohen

Am F Dm7 Em7

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musidore 76 Mar 17, 2015 11:36 AM

Great Tab, Thank You :) Leonard Cohen is indeed a Genius

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k9f100 2,546 Jul 10, 2016 10:18 AM, edited on August 9 2017, 12:47 pm

Great tab! .........................................................................

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thomasklotz 10 Oct 25, 2017 05:03 AM

Thanks a lot

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