Learn To Play Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley

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Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley (Piano Cover)


 

One of my students requested a song "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley. It's a very easy song for beginners to play.

1. Jeff Buckley's Biography

"Jeff Buckley was born in California's Orange County in 1966 and died in a tragic drowning accident in Memphis on May 29, 1997. He had emerged in New York City's avant-garde club scene in the 1990's as one of the most remarkable musical artists of his generation, acclaimed by audiences, critics, and fellow musicians alike."
http://www.jeffbuckley.com/bio.asp 

2. Jeff Buckley's Reviews

"Buckley's rendition of "Hallelujah" has been called "Buckley's best" and "one of the great songs"by Time magazine, and is included on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Buckley 

3. Jeff Buckley's Death

For me, the song Hallelujah, has a sadness in the voice of Jeff Buckley.
Plus, the song has minor chords in it. And it saddens me to learn he lost his life at a very young age. And yet, the song still lingers in my mind, as do the words...
The answer to the question is found here:

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_did_jeff_Buckley_die 

http://www.funadvice.com/q/how_did_jeff_buckley_die_suicide 

4.  Hallelujah Chords To Play


Intro: [C] [Am] [C] [Am]

[C] [Am]

I heard there was a secret chord
[C] [Am]
That David played and it pleased the lord
[F] [G] [C] [G]
But you don't really care for music, do you?
[C] [F] [G]
Well it goes like this the fourth, the fifth
[Am] [F]
The minor fall and the major lift
[G] [Em] [Am]
The baffled king composing hallelujah

Chorus:


[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....

[C] [Am]

[C] [Am]
You saw her bathing on the roof
[F] [G] [C] [G]
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to her kitchen chair
[Am] [F]
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
[G] [Em] [Am]
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah

N|

[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]
Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....

[C] [Am]

Baby I've been here before
[C] [Am]
I've seen this room and I've walked this floor
[F] [G] [C] [G]
I used to live alone before I knew you
[C] [F] [G]
I've seen your flag on the marble arch
[Am] [F]
But love is not a victory march
[G] [Em] [Am]
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah ....

[C] [Am]

Well there was a time when you let me know
[C] [Am]
[F] [G] [C] [G]
But now you never show that to me do you
[C] [F] [G]
But remember when I moved in you
[Am] [F]
And the holy dove was moving too
[G] [Em] [Am]
And every breath we drew was hallelujah
[C] [Am]
Well, maybe there's a god above
[C] [Am]
But all I've ever learned from love
[F] [G] [C] [G]
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
[C] [F] [G]
It's not a cry that you hear at night
[Am] [F]
It's not somebody who's seen the light
[G] [Em] [Am]
It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah

[F] [Am] [F] [C] [G] [C]

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelu-u-u-u-jah .... 



 http://ladydpiano.blogspot.com/2009/02/hallelujah-jeff-buckley.html

Enjoy playing this song on all the white keys, easy to play once you know all the beginner chords.  Once you learn this simple chord progression, you'll be flowing and singing along quite nicely.

All the best, LadyD Amplify
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