How to Play Leonard Cohen Hallelujah Guitar Chords, Lyrics and Sheet Music
Hallelujah Chords for Piano and Guitar
Hallelujah is one of Leonard Cohen's best loved songs and Hallelujah guitar chords are easy too! If you play the guitar at all, this page will help you. Do you want to sing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen? Here you will find lyrics, sheet music and even backing tracks for Hallelujah. I love to play Leonard Cohen's songs and have taught guitar for many years, so this page shows you how to play the chords for Hallelujah on the guitar and suggest a guitar picking pattern. Finally, you can buy the sheet music to Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah here.
Guitar and Piano Chords for Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah
If you came here to learn that "Alleluia song from Shrek", you will find chords and backing tracks for Hallelujah, links for Bird on the Wire, Suzanne, and Leonard Cohen songs but first a little about the master himself.
I first heard Canadian musician and poet Leonard Cohen, the composer and original Hallelujah singer, as a child back in the 1960s. Leonard Cohen seemed old to me in 1967 although he was only 31 when he released his first record, but his songs were so wonderful! Leonard Cohen's first album in 1967 was my introduction to that gravelly voice and dark poetry. His voice still has a magical personality that fascinates and draws you in. The passion and experience combined with his dark voice make him even more compelling today! I was in British Columbia when he performed in London last year and we all sat glued to the TV screen for his live concert.
Undoubtedly, Hallelujah is one of Leonard Cohen's greatest songs. This page is a celebration of that great song. Hallelujah is such a classic song and is not that hard to play. I want to share Hallelujah lyrics, chords, Hallelujah backtracks and recorded versions. I would like to show you how you can easily play it on the guitar. Above all, I want to say Hallelujah for the talent of Leonard Cohen
If you want to read Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah Lyrics, buy Hallelujah piano music or buy Hallelujah guitar TAB this is the place to be. There are also tips on how to play the chords and these are freely given. You will find Hallelujah vocal sheet music here and if you are looking for a Hallelujah accompaniment track, there is a selection here too. Have fun and enjoy the words and music of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah! Why not also take some time to listen to the alternative versions and see what an amazing and versatile song this really is?
Interactive Guitar Chord Chart in the Key of C
If you set out to learn guitar songs, Hallelujah by Cohen is a classic! Here are the chords you need to play Hallelujah. This version of Hallelujah is C major. If you don't know any of the chords, just click on the first letter to see the chord diagram you can go from there to find the others.
C | Am | C | Am | F | G | C | Am |
C | F G | Am | C Dm | G | E7 | Am | C |
F | F | Am | Am | F | F | C | G | C | C ||
Fingerstyle Guitar Piece "Hallelujah" Style - "Hallelujah" Piece in the Style of Jeff Buckley
You could accompany yourself singing the song Hallelujah by playing something quite similar to this fingerstyle guitar piece above. It is basic TAB with simple chords and a few hammers and pulls. Buying the guitar music, of course, would give you something far more accurate than this, or anything you might discover on a TAB site, but I like playing my Hallelujah accompaniment in this style.
- TAB piece used with permission courtesy of Guitarlincs. Please do not copy, but feel free to visit the website which is guitarlincsdotcom
I fell in love with fingerstyle guitar in the late 1960s. One of my favorites then was Classical Gas, contemporary also with Leonard Cohen. Leonard Cohen, Mason Williams and Ralph McTell were my heroes! I spent ages learning to play Classical Gas from the sheet music.
K D Lang Sang Hallelujah by Cohen at 2010 Logie Awards in Melbourne
K. D. Lang got a standing ovation for her performance of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah at the Australian TV Logie Awards. The Canadian singer won the audience over with a beautiful rendition of Hallelujah by Cohen that is enough to give anyone goosebumps! She also reveals that the poem originally had many more verses!
Looking For A Hallelujah Accompaniment Track?
Hallelujah backing tracks are easy to get! If you are a singer, the chances are you might want a Hallelujah accompaniment track rather than a chord chart. Here are some examples of professional Hallelujah accompaniment track I have put together.
- Leonard Cohen
- Alexandra Burke
- Allison Crowe
- K D Lang
- Susan Boyle
- Rufus Wainwright
- Katherine Jenkins
Lyrics to "Hallelujah," by Leonard Cohen
Well, that is not how Cohen spells it. Unless you are searching for lyrics to Alleluia the hymn, you probably need these lyrics. This is one of many versions of the song, and it is not complete. If you really listen to it well, you will see that each performance of Hallelujah is different: This is hardly surprising, as Leonard Cohen said he drafted over 80 verses! Basically the Hallelujah sheet music for sale is an official, fixed version of Leonard Cohen's song, I have searched for different versions too, notably Celtic Thunder' Hallelujah and Canadian Tenors Hallelujah but found them hard to track down. Jeff Buckley Hallelujah might be available in a guitar TAB book but I am not certain if it is still in print, since his death.
Now I've heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don't really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you
To a kitchen chair
She broke your throne, and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the Hallelujah
Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I've walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It's a cold and it's a broken Hallelujah
The Master at Work on Hallelujah Lyrics...
Incomparable! Leonard Cohen is the embodiment of his own songs. His dark poetry digs down into the soul of singer and listener alike! Leonard Cohen guitar and singing always moved me deeply. Hallelujah for Leonard Cohen!
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Hallelujah Chords for Lower Voice - Halelujah Chords transposed to G
Here are the chords for Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah in the Key of G. This is a much better key for the average singer to perform in as it is neither too high nor too low. For those wanting to get it absolutely right I would still say buy Hallelujah sheet music, but for those less happy making their arrangement from a piano score, this will work nicely.
- Guitar chord diagrams used with permission courtesy of Guitarlincs. Please do not copy, but feel free to visit the website
Jeff Buckley Sings Hallelujah
Jeff Buckley's version definitely has a tingle factor. Looking for the sheet music for Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah is a forlorn task though because the copyright belongs to Leonard Cohen. TABs exist for guitar enthusiasts, but if you are looking to buy Jeff Buckley Hallelujah sheet music you will be out of luck. You can still enjoy videos of Jeff Buckley singing his wonderful version of Hallelujah though.
Should Lady Gaga cover Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah - Or would that be just too weird?
Should Lady Gaga cover Hallelujah or would that be just too weird?
Yes. Lady Gaga knocked Alexandra Burke's Hallelujah out of the charts - could Lady Gaga sing Hallelujah better than Alexandra?
Susan Zutautas: I'd love to hear how Lady Gaga would sing Hallelujah.
Stephen J Parkin: Why not any great singer can cover any song that appeals to them. I think however that it is an unlikely choice for her to make.
anonymous: go for it
Kapalbility: I do not like Lady Gaga that much, but she is more talented than we think. I saw her cover my favourite Coldplay song, Viva La Vida and she pulled it off. So I am not closing my doors on her on this great song.
Stephanie Tietjen: Yes, It'd be awesome.
printabledolls: why not?
kathysart: Sure if she wants to.
SoniaCarew: It would be weirdly wonderful!
Heather Burns: the more the merrier I always say, but I don't see how anyone can beat Jeff Buckley's version. Funny, but my son and I were just watching his on Youtube the other day. My son is a composer/pianist who accompanies opera singers here in L.A. and knows Placido Domingo...sidetracked....anyway, we love Jeff Buckley's the best.
No. There are so many great versions that we don't need Lady Gaga to cover Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah.
MeAndMyGuitar LM: Just weird for Lady Gaga ! what a question ! HAHAH. thank you for sharing guitar chords
knitstricken: No no no no no please... no. I appreciate her talent but this song is sacred and she's all about exploiting the pop culture. It's too... blasphemouse for my liking!
Sandy Mertens: Some things Lady Gaga shouldn't do and this is one of them.
Lori Green: 20 minutes after reading the lens and the song is still stuck in my head!
Lori Green: Weird but got to tell you this lens is great. Although I knew the song, thank you Shreck, I didn't know the words.
BestRatedStuff: Pure weird, my initial reaction is a shudder. But, then again she just might pull it off.
Rose Jones: Let the Lady take another one!
Looking for Leonard Cohen Lyrics?
Here are some links to Leonard Cohen's best loved songs
If you are looking for the lyrics to other Leonard Cohen songs all these were once directly available from this page and can be still found via the first one listed.
- BIRD ON THE WIRE Lyrics - LEONARD COHEN
Leonard Cohen Bird On The Wire lyrics & video : Like a bird on the wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free Like a worm on a hook Like a knight .
- Leonard Cohen - Chelsea Hotel #2 Lyrics
Lyrics to Chelsea Hotel #2 by Leonard Cohen: I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel, / You were talking so brave and so sweet,
- LEONARD COHEN LYRICS - Famous Blue Raincoat
Lyrics to "Famous Blue Raincoat" song by LEONARD COHEN: It's four in the morning, the end of December I'm writing you now just to see if you're better
- LEONARD COHEN LYRICS - Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye
Lyrics to "Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye" song by LEONARD COHEN: I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm
- Leonard Cohen - Joan Of Arc Lyrics | MetroLyrics
Lyrics to 'Joan of Arc' by Leonard Cohen. Now the flames they followed Joan of Arc / As she came riding through the dark / No moon to keep her Armour bright /
- Leonard Cohen – Sisters Of Mercy lyrics
Leonard Cohen - Sisters Of Mercy lyrics lyrics: (from the album 'SONGS OF LEONARD COHEN') Oh the sisters of mercy, they are not departed or gone
- Leonard Cohen – Suzanne lyrics
Leonard Cohen - Suzanne lyrics lyrics: Everybody knows that the dice are loaded Everybody rolls with their fingers crossed
Rufus Wainwright Hallelujah Sheet Music - Rufus Wainwright Hallelujah from Shrek
Here are a few links to TABs and piano riffs for Rufus Wainwright's version of Hallelujah from Shrek. They resources are free, but complete versions might be better!
- Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah from Shrek - Free Sheet Music Riff
Rufus Wainwright - Hallelujah from Shrek Free Sheet Music Riffs for Piano on 8notes.com
- Jeff Buckley - "Hallelujah" Guitar tabs. Accurate and free
The best Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah Guitar tabs found online. Accurate and free Jeff Buckley tabs, guitar tabs and bass tabs
- Hallelujah tab by Jeff Buckley @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Hallelujah tab by Jeff Buckley at Ultimate-Guitar.Com, tabbed by scottn1223
- John Cale Guitar Chords for - Hallelujah Tabs, Chords, Lyrics
Guitar John Cale Chords, Hallelujah Tablatures, Chords, Tabs
Different Versions of Hallelujah Sheet Music
Looking to buy Hallelujah piano music?
If you want to buy hallelujah sheet music there is one version currently available. This is the same for all song covers unless special permission is sought to publish a different transcription. Leonard Cohen hallelujah sheet music is the version. If you are looking for Hallelujah sheet music K.D. Lang you are unlikely to find it and will have to work out the differences yourself. Looking for Hallelujah piano sheet music with lyrics? The standard version by Leonard Cohen has the most common version of the lyrics, but there probably as many versions as there are original verses! You have to listen to the performances you like best and choose the verse appropriate to yourself as K.D.Lang has done.
If you want to buy the piano music sheet of Hallelujah in Shrek, that is available here. The Canadian Tenors Hallelujah sheet music is not available as far as I can see. As for free K.D.Lang keyboard sheet music - sorry - if you find a site offering it at best you will find they are offering an illegal download, at worst you may well pick up something really nasty on your computer. If you want K.D.Lang Hallelujah sheet music free you will have to work it out for yourself. Hopefully a page like this will help you work it out and as far as I know that is not illegal for personal use, but buying the music for Hallelujah helps keep musicians employed in music so they can continue to entertain us with new songs and not have to give it all up to get a day job. As a musician who also HAS a day job, it clips your wings far too much when all you really want to do is write, record and sing....
Hallelujah Guitar Lessons - How to play Hallelujah Jeff Buckley
If you want to learn more about how to play Jeff Buckley Hallelujah, you could check these videos out. It certainly is an interesting way to play and sing the song. Some of these Hallelujah tuition videos are interesting, see what you think :)
Hallelujah Lyrics, Sheet Music, and Biography of Leonard Cohen - The Life of Leonard Cohen, poet and singer
Here you can find the sheet music for Hallelujah and other songs by Leonard Cohen Also his biography....
Leonard Cohen Hallelujah TABs - Links for Hallelujah Lessons and TABS
Here are some of the best TAB versions of Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. These links include a tuition video by a top ranked guitar tutor plus TAB you can print or download.
- Dave Jones guitar website
Some free guitar tabs of some classic guitar songs.
- Hallelujah tab by Leonard Cohen @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Hallelujah tab by Leonard Cohen at Ultimate-Guitar.Com, tabbed by charlie watson
- Hallelujah Tab by Leonard Cohen @ 911Tabs - Tabs Search Engine
Accurate Hallelujah guitar tab, bass tab, drum tab, piano tab, power tab, guitar pro tab, chords by Leonard Cohen @ 911Tabs.Com - tabs search engine
- Cohen Leonard - ( Hallelujah tab )
Hallelujah tab by Cohen Leonard at GuitareTab.com
- Hallelujah Guitar Tab — Leonard Cohen @ GuitarMasta.net
View and print Leonard Cohen Hallelujah guitar tab, rated 5 out of 5.
For me, much as I love Rufus Wainwright's Hallelujah and Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah gives me chills, Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah is his song. The ultimate dark, poetic lyrics of a genius. Thank you Leonard Cohen for recording that first album and introducing a generation to a wonderful sound that went beyond the 1960s folk underground to take the world by storm!