Here are the guitar chords for Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. These are the basic chords to Hallelujah, you can try strumming and eventually working up to doing the fingerpicking pattern used in the recording.

Hallelujah Guitar Chords

  • G
  • Em
  • C
  • D
  • B7

Intro

For this intro there is a little step down and step up played on the 6th string second fret between the Em and G chords.

G Em G em

Verse 1

G Em

Well I've heard there was a secret chord,

G Em

That David played and it pleased the Lord,

C D G D

But you don't really care for music, do ya?

G C D

It goes like this, the 4th, the 5th,

Em C

The minor fall and the major lift,

D B7 Em

The baffled king composing Hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluuuuuuuujah

Instrumental Part

G Em G Em

Verse 2

G Em

Your faith was strong but you needed proof,

G Em

You saw her bathing on the roof,

C D G D

Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew ya,

G C D

She tied you to her kitchen chair,

Em C

She broke your throne and she cut you hair,

D B7 Em

And from your lips she drew the hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluuuuuuuujah

Instrumental Part

G Em G Em

Verse 3

G Em

Well baby I’ve been here before,

G Em

I know this room and I’ve walked this floor,

C D G D

I used to live alone before I knew ya,

G C D

And I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch,

Em C

And love is not a victory march,

D B7 Em

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluuuuuuuujah

Instrumental Part

G Em G Em

Verse 4

G Em

There was a time when you let me know,

G Em

What’s really going on below,

C D G D

But now you never show it to me do ya,

G C D

Well remember when I moved in you,

Em C

And the holy dove was moving too,

D B7 Em

And every breath we drew was hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluuuuuuuujah

Instrumental Part

G Em G Em

Verse 5

G Em

Maybe there is a god above,

G Em

But all I ever learned from love,

C D G D

Was how to shoot at someone who outdrew ya,

G C D

And it’s not a cry you can hear and night,

Em C

It’s not somebody who’s seen the light,

D B7 Em

It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah,

C Em C G D

Hallelujah, hallelujah, hallelujah, halleluuuuuuuujah