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How to Play Leonard Cohen Hallelujah Guitar Chords, Lyrics and Sheet Music

Updated on January 19, 2017
Photo of Leonard Cohen from Wikipedia, Creative Commons, courtesy of Rama, edited by myself.
Photo of Leonard Cohen from Wikipedia, Creative Commons, courtesy of Rama, edited by myself.

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 letter to see the chord diagram.

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

Guitar study in Jeff Buckley style
Guitar study in Jeff Buckley style

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.

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.

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.

Lyrics to "Hallelujah," by Leonard Cohen

Alleluia?

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.

Lyrics

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

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

Hallelujah

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

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah

Hallelujah, 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!

Canadian Tenors sing Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Leonard Cohen of course was a gravelly voiced bass/baritone and that gives his music much of its dark quality, but the Canadian Tenors sing this one beautifully!

 

Is Hallelujah Your Favorite Leonard Cohen Song?

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Hallelujah Chords for Lower Voice - Halelujah Chords transposed to G

Hallelujah Chords in G
Hallelujah Chords in 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.

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 these links may help you.

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!

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 :)

LEONARD COHEN - THE LITTLE BLACK SONGBOOK
LEONARD COHEN - THE LITTLE BLACK SONGBOOK

Leonard Cohen's The Little Black Songbook contains lyrics and chords for over 70 Leonard Cohen songs. It is a perfect size to fit in your gigbag.

The songs include: Ain't No Cure for Love, Bird on the Wire, Closing Time, Death of a Ladies' Man, First We Take Manhattan, Hallelujah, Lady Midnight, Lover Lover Lover , So Long Marianne, Winter Lady and many more.

 

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.

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!

Do you have a favourite version of the Hallelujah lyrics? - Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah

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      LadyFlashman 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Jeff Buckley is my favourite, his voice is just spine tingling! Wonderful wonderful song, amongst the best ever in my opinion.

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      Jennifer P Tanabe 6 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Love Leonard Cohen and I love all the versions of his song Hallelujah. Of course Leonard Cohen is the original and his version is special, but it's such a great song it works in all the versions! Love Jeff Buckley's version which has been performed by many, and I heard an a cappella version which is really cool too.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @LadyFlashman: Absolutely! His voice was wonderful. KD's performance is full of emotion too and quite wonderful, but Buckley had a kind of angelic edge to his voice!

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @jptanabe: Leonard Cohen is just something special - even still to be performing at his age! We couldn't take our eyes off the show when he sung Hallelujah. Thanks both for visiting :)

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      pixieish 6 years ago

      Great lens! My personal favourite version is Bon Jovi's cover but I also love how Hayley WIlliams of Paramore puts the intro of this song onto their song of the same name (when performing live).

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      Sue Dixon 6 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      I'm old enough to remember when Leonard Cohen was young- so I guess I'll have to go with the oldster!

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      Mona 6 years ago from Iowa

      Love it. Listening to the music was a great way to start my morning. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Allison Crowe's recording of Hallelujah on her "Tidings" album is my favorite. It's a beautiful song, and everyone has their own version that means the most to them.

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      peaceful88 6 years ago

      Allison Crowe's version of Hallelujah on her Tidings CD is my favorite. All versions have their own qualities and Leonard Cohen deserves all the attention and praise he gets!

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      LoKackl 6 years ago

      Looks like wonderful music. Rapturously presented! SquidAngel Blessed

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      Yes, I love Leonard Cohen's version best also, although I can listen over and over to all of the versions mentioned here.

      Another one I found that has some good moments is on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2NEU6Xf7lM

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      olivertadpole 6 years ago

      It is with the greatest regret I have to say the cat does not like K.D.Lang's version. He runs away.... No reaction yet to L.Cohen.... ;)

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      Mickie Goad 6 years ago

      This is absolutely my favorite song by Leonard Cohen! I think KD Lang gives a wonderful rendition.

      Blessed by this Squid Angel today.

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      Lisa Auch 6 years ago from Scotland

      I love this song - really enjoyed the video's! my daughter is a great singer so thankyou for providing the lyrics too - lisa x

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      DeborahLynne 6 years ago

      I love the Celtic Thunder version. Absolutely beautiful.

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      Kathy McGraw 6 years ago from California

      Lisa what a great resource here....almost makes me wish I was musically inclined :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      My favorite version of this song is without a doubt The Canadian Tenors! It gives me goosebumps and brings tears to my eyes no matter how many times I hear it.

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      Peregrina LM 6 years ago

      I agree with you--Leonard Cohen's version. It's not as "nice" as some of the others, but there's something about it that gets me every time.

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      resabi 6 years ago

      Wonderful lens. I thoroughly enjoyed this tribute to one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite poets. Blessed by a SquidAngel.

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      SacredCynWear 6 years ago

      This is an amazinly beautiful song. Great lens!

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you all for your encouragement and also for the Blessings. I am very grateful! Hallelujah (and hugs too) for wonderful Squidoo friends! :)

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      Cheryl Paton 6 years ago from West Virginia

      My favorite version is the one I heard played at the end of the movie, Saint Ralph.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      My husband Tom and I are learning this song. He sings and plays the guitar and I play the violin. So I found this lens to be synchronistic!

      Thanks so much for the blessing on my Babaji lens! I appreciate it!

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      Petstrel LM 6 years ago

      Definitely one of the best songs ever. There are so many versions of it, but I still like Cohen's best!

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      I like KD Lang's version.

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      svkhereiam1 6 years ago

      i had heard about Cohen before but heard him only a few days back. I heard "A thousand kisses deep" from a colleague and was blown away.... brilliant....

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      Magicality LM 6 years ago

      Nice collection of performances of the same song, awesome!

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      Magicality LM 6 years ago

      I like the performance by Allison Crowe

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      jgall34 lm 6 years ago

      I love this song. I like KD Langs performance the best. Great Lens.

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      Wooden-Crosses LM 6 years ago

      Jeff Buckley sings it the best, check it out, it's awesome: )

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Wooden-Crosses LM: Oh my - I have heard that version and it gives me tingles up the back of my neck. Jeff Buckley's voice was something else, wasn't it? Thanks for visiting :)

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      Sherry Venegas 6 years ago from La Verne, CA

      Thanks for the collection on this very old song. Cohen is doing a concert tour soon. Should I go, yes.

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      Kirsti A. Dyer 6 years ago from Northern California

      I remember first hearing this in Shrek, the Rufus Wainwright version. I've hear K.D. Lang's moving version at the Vancouver Olympics. I think my all time favorite is Justin Timberlake's version at the Hope for Haiti concert. It was the most moving song for me for the entire show.

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      Linda Jo Martin 6 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      I used to listen to Leonard Cohen in the sixties! (and sing his songs and play guitar) ... this is absolutely lovely. I enjoyed the videos.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Linda :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      A fantastic job on a very fine man....blessed by a squid angel this morning. Have a great day :)

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      I was 1st introduced to LCs music from a boss I used to work with...love his music...blessed & featured here: http://www.squidoo.com/100-blessings

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      CashInTheHand LM 6 years ago

      I just love this song! Great lens, thank you.

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      CrazyforCollecting 6 years ago

      I wasn't aware there were so many versions -- 80 verses, wow! It would be hard for me to pick a favorite Leonard Cohen song -- I love so many of them. But this is certainly right up there.

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      javr 6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Leonard Cohen played in BC this fall. His shows were incredibly popular. This lens has been blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      LadyJasmine LM 6 years ago

      Awesome! I've been planning on learning this one forever, thanks for making this page. *goes to grab guitar* :-)

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      Paul 6 years ago from Liverpool, England

      I might nominate Jeff Buckley but I have two versions (one live, one studio) and both are so quiet compared to the other tracks that I have to crank up the stereo and then get blasted when the next track comes on :) Rufus Wainwright grwols it really well but I'll agree that nobody matches the original.

      Great lens

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      I love the finger style picking pattern you have given.

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I like Leonard Cohenn and learned a lot from your lens. Thanks.

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      Karen 6 years ago from U.S.

      I love this song, and I'm amazed at all of the beautiful renditions featured here. Today, my favorite is from Celtic Thunder.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      Such a beautiful, dark song - John Cale does my favorite version. Wonderful lens.

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      Alfiesgirl LM 6 years ago

      For me, Alexandra Burke sang the finest rendition of Hallelujah in the UK X Factor final 2008...a powerful voice singing powerful lyrics. Lovely lens.x

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      MagpieNest 6 years ago

      Oh how I love this song. If I had to pick a favourite it would be Jeff Buckley. This lens makes me want to learn how to play it, but unfortunately I have no musical ability at all!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      Hoooo! What a resource! Anyone looking for Hallelujah lyrics and information about Leonard Cohen will be delighted to pass by this page! You surely worked hard! Thank you for your dedication.

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      Chazz 6 years ago from New York

      Ahh! One of my favorite Leonard Cohen songs! I like to play his music mixed with Norah Jones and, of course, some of the other artists you mention on this page. Now if only I had a guitar and a decent voice....

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      This songs id so emotional, it often brings tears to my eyes. Leonar Cohon has a very unique voice. One of my favourite singers :)

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      UKGhostwriter 5 years ago

      very moving, rather haunting ....in a nice way!

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      Philippians468 5 years ago

      love this song! thank you for sharing! cheers

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      Irenebonjour LM 5 years ago

      Nice!! i love this song!! I also compose soothing music. Check out my lens for my original compositions!! :D thanks!!

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      mrniceguy11 5 years ago

      Amazing reference. I really like the way you added the links to the chords. Great idea. Thanks.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I agree, I love them all but Leonard Cohen had a special insight with Hallelujah that thrills you to your toes. A wonderful turotial!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love this song!

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      corteeze 5 years ago

      very cool. Leonard Cohen is an icon. Nothing beats the original, though I'll say that Jeff Buckley version was pretty cool.

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      JohannaBaker 5 years ago

      I love this song... I first heard it on Shrek! Thanks for a great lens

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      JackNimble 5 years ago

      Awesome lens! Thanks for sharing. Very thorough. I will be coming back here for help to learn how to play this on the guitar.

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      wayne_luvinlife 5 years ago

      Bravo!!! It's hard to pick a favorite the song speaks for itself...

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      patinkc 5 years ago from Midwest

      You really covered this subject well. Nice lens for a beautiful song!

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      jc91583 5 years ago

      Great music and content. Thanks!

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      Forrest McKinnis 5 years ago from West Richland

      I love this song.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I agree, Leonard Cohen sings it best. I love LC. He is a genius!!!

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Scarlettohairy: I love LC too! :) He is an inspiration!

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      I just spent 15 minutes or more with this fantabulous lens. I did my own karaoke version right here by myself thanks to your acccompaniments. Great, great stuff.

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      sallypmoore 5 years ago

      This is one of my all time favs and I can't say I have a favourite version, it just gives me goosebumps every time.

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      HalloweenRecipes 5 years ago

      Hallelujah and Suzanne are my favorites from Cohen but they aren't the only ones I like...thanks for this wonderful lens. It was fun listening to your videos.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Wow! The music here was spectacular. Loved the KD Lang rendition of Hallelujah. What a powerful song. Very moving. An uplifting musical interlude in my day... this lens. Thank you.

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      DianaPrice LM 5 years ago

      IN the age of Lady "GAG"a and Britney Spears, it makes me happy to see a Leonard Cohen lens doing so well!

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      ananimoss2 5 years ago

      I always liked Jeff Buckley's Halleluja because I was a big fan of Jeff. But, there is something deeply moving about Leonard's, and you are right... It is his song. Thanks for the wonderful lens.

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      ananimoss2 5 years ago

      By the way, my tween kids love Halleluja, too, but of course, they thought that Shrek sang that song for a long time.

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      GirlLovesNature1 5 years ago

      Wow, thank you for this lens! Hallelujah is one of my all-time favourite songs. Rufus Wainwright's version was the first I heard, and is still my favorite, although I also love the haunting sound of Jeff Buckley's version - he sings it as though he really means every word.

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      JenOfChicago LM 5 years ago

      Jeff Buckley's version is one of my favorite songs ever. Great lens!

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      mterry 5 years ago

      Great stuff...we listen The Essential Leonard Cohen on a regular basis, thanks for gathering so much info on one of our favorites,

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      CatJGB 5 years ago

      Love, love this song!

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      DuaneJ 5 years ago

      I'm a huge Cohen fan and this song is one of my all-time favorites!

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      Leonard wrote it and it's his. Love him! But Jeff Buckley and Rufus and Allison all did it justice too:)

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      pianolessongirl 5 years ago

      This is wonderful. This is one of my favorite songs. Thanks for sharing! :)

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      A fantastic lens about one of my favorite songs! Thank you so much!!!

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      Liveliferead LM 5 years ago

      It's one of my favorite songs!!!! Alexandra Burke's version is really epic, but Cohen's is just a classic!!!

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      Lucy2004 5 years ago

      Love this song,

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      Angela F 5 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Jeff Buckley's version is just stunning... I've heard several good versions, but his just stands out. Maybe if Adele gave it a whirl...

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      KarenCookieJar 5 years ago

      This is a great song, love it!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      It is for sure one of Cohen's best songs.. he is such an amazing song writer and poet.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      My first sprinkling of angel dust on this lens has long worn off so I am back once again to scatter a little more. It is my quest this week to re-bless the lenses which I blessed in October of 2010. You are on this list.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Blessed for a great treatment of a great song.

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      Stephanie Tietjen 5 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

      I always loved Cohen's version, then K.D. Lang. Just listened to Jeff Buckley and it was great too. Great article! Thanks

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      SquidooRocks55 5 years ago

      K D Lang is a great singer. Wow, never seen so many different versions of Hallelujah. Thanks for all the info. Awesome Lens!

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      thomanna 5 years ago

      Justin Timberlake does a real good version of Hallelujah in a tribute to Haiti. Not as good as Leonard Cohen's original though.

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      tricomanagement 5 years ago

      love this song

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      Amy M-F 5 years ago from Northamptonshire, UK

      Brilliant song by a brilliant man. good lens.

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      rodjoe2001 5 years ago

      Great lens. My favourite version has always been Jeff Buckley's.

      Thanks for the great work

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Thanks so much! My ex-husband father always told us that he was Leonard Cohen's roommate at Harvard - apparently Cohen didn't go to Harvard, so there must be more to the story! Anyway, because he was Canadian and such a wonderful performer and songwriter we listened to a lot of Cohen when I was first married. Gagun (dad in law) is in heaven now, so I'll never be able to get all the details. Angel blessed - for bringing me K.d Lang's version as well as the transposition for other voices you found.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I woke up thinking of this lens, and this great song. Sent on to my friends at Facebook.

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      BestRatedStuff 4 years ago

      A wonderful lens of one of the most uplifting songs. Thanks for sharing.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Leonard Cohen Hallelujah is a real classic

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      savateuse 4 years ago

      Just stopped by to thank you for the encouragement, and setting such a fine example to us newbies!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Leonard Cohen is indeed a talented musician and you have paid a well written tribute to him in this lens.

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      PieterW 4 years ago

      Absolutely love this song. This is a great lens. Thanks for all the video includes.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I am so pleased to return to sprinkle a little angel dust...Hallelujah!!!

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      nomadic 4 years ago

      This is such a great song. I love the version used in the West Wing.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Back to visit this wonderful lens. I was totally moved by K D Lang.

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      Sandy Mertens 4 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      A great song. Thanks for putting it in my head.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The kd Lang video is remarkable.

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      Heather Burns 4 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      always loved this lens. I think I like Alexandra Burke's the best. :)

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      Beautiful song. K D Lang surprised me in the video. I wonder if we'll ever hear all the verses?

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      knitstricken 3 years ago

      I love Rufus' version and I treasure Leonard's version.

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      lionmom100 3 years ago

      I love Hallelujah. A friend of mine, Gary Jess, has a lovely piano recording of it as well.

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      Has a haunting melody. K D Lang does a great job on it!

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      Adrian22 3 years ago

      Naturally, Allison Crowe's performance of "Hallelujah" is my favourite. It's such a beautiful song - every interpretation has its own merits - and, Leonard Cohen's gift reaches us all in many ways.

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      Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      My son plays guitar and I'll pass your lens onto him as I'm sure he'd love to play Hallelujah. I think my favorite performance is by K D Lang, but no matter who performs this song usually does a great job.

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      Lisa Marie Gabriel 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      @Susan Zutautas: K D Lang has an amazing voice and I think she really does Hallelujah justice. Jeff Buckley makes the hair on my neck stand up! I hope your son enjoys this Hallelujah guitar chord lesson.

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      MeAndMyGuitar LM 3 years ago

      Your video with K D Lang is pretty good ! It surprised me !

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      ireneporter 2 years ago

      Thanks! i'm a new guitar player and i think playing this song will be my next goal, the lens is very nicely done and it looks like you have put a lot of effort into it.

      i wish my guitar sounded better so i could play this on the right tune haha :)

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      Kerros 8 weeks ago

      Leonard Cohen legendary poet and lyricist, no words can describe this kind of loss. You Want It Darker my fav song, definitely the best track from album http://lyricsmusic.name/leonard-cohen-lyrics/you-w...

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