PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - NIGHT COMES ON LEONARD COHEN Guitar Song Chords

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[3/4 time]

     D  G  D  /   D  G  D  /

             D            G             D
     I went down to the place where I knew she lay waiting
                G               A
     Under the marble and the snow
             D           G              D
     I said Mother I'm frightened the thunder and the lightning
                        G           A
     I'll never come through this alone
          G            C            G              C
     She said I'll be with you my shawl wrapped around you
         G            C             G
     My hand on your head when you go
              D                    Am           F                     C
     And the night came on it was very calm, I wanted the night to go on and on
              G                             D  G  D  /
     But she said go back, go back to the world

              D          G                D
     We were fighting in Egypt when they signed this agreement
                  G           A
     That nobody else had to die
                     D         G           D
     There was this terrible sound and my father went down
                       G           A
     With a terrible wound in his side
              G        C            G            C
     He said try to go on take my books take my gun
        G         C            G
     Remember my son how they lied
              D                   Am
     And the night comes on it's very calm
          F                       C
     I'd like to pretend that my father was wrong
              G                              D  G  D  /
     But you don't want to lie, not to the young

              D              G         D
     We were locked in this kitchen I took to religion
                         G               A
     And I wondered how long she would stay
        D         G            D                                   G          A
     I needed so much to have nothing to touch, I've always been greedy that way
             G           C               G          C
     But my son and my daughter climbed out of the water
             G         C           G
     Crying Papa you promised to play
               D                    Am
     And they lead me away to the great surprise
           F                     C
     It's Papa don't peek, Papa cover your eyes
               G                       D  G  D  /
     And they hide, they hide in the world

            D           G           D
     Now I look for her always I'm lost in this calling
                        G              A
     I'm tied to the threads of some prayer
              D            G          D
     Saying when will she summon me when will she come to me
                  G        A
     What must I do to prepare
               G           C              G              C
     When she bends to my longing like a willow like a fountain
           G            C        G
     She stands in the luminous air
              D                   Am
     And the night comes on it's very calm
        F                    C
     I lie in her arms, she says when I'm gone
               G                 D  G  D  /
     I'll be yours, yours for a song

               D           G            D
     Now the crickets are singing, the vesper bells ringing
                         G            A
     The cat's curled asleep in his chair
              D              G          D
     I'll go down to Bill's Bar, I can make it that far
                           G                A
     And I'll see if my friends are still there
              G             C          G             C
     Yes and here's to the few who forgive what you do
              G         C          G
     And the fewer who don't even care
              D                    Am
     And the night comes on, it's very calm
        F                    C
     I want to cross over I want to go home
              G                             D  G  D  /
     But she says go back, go back to the world
     G  /  /  /  /  /  /  /  D  G  D  /  D  G  D


The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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