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Leonard Cohen - Famous Blue Raincoat Chords

[intro] x2
Am  F  Dm7  Em7

[verse 1]
     Am
It's four in the morning,
    F
the end of December
Dm7
   I'm writing you now just to
Em7
see if you're better
Am
New York is cold, but I
F
like where I'm living
        Dm7
There's music on Clinton Street
Em7
all through the evening
Am                   Bm
  I hear that you're building your little
Am                Bm
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         C                      G
Yes, and Jane came by with a lock of your hair
    G                        Am
She said that you gave it to her that
Am                           Bm    G
night that you planned to go clear
F                 Em7
  Did you ever go clear?

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

[chorus 2]
        C
Well, I see you
C                           G     G
there with the rose in your teeth

One more thin gypsy
Am   Am                    Bm   G
thief, well, I see Jane's awake
F                 Em7
  She sends her regards

[break]
Am  F  Dm7  Em7

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

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

[outro]
Am  F  Dm7  Em7

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