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the pattern I play I've learned from a friend (erwin). Its easier to play, 
but may be there is a certain loss of quality.

 erwins pattern

  Am                          C*               E*
   p  i  m  a  m  i  p  i      p  i  m  a      p  i  m  a

The pattern is played two times per bar (indicated by / in first verse).
In the first and second line of every verse there are three chords per bar
and i play the pattern C* and E*.

Cohen plays ?don't really know?

   Am                                  C*                    E*
   p  i  m  p  i  m  p  i  m  p  i  m    etc.

 There are twentyfour notes (triplets) per bar, to much for my fingers.

Am  Am  / Am   Am

         /C*       E*        Am
When they poured a-cross the border
     /C*        E*     Am
I was cautioned to sur-render,
      /C         G   /G (2/4)
this I could not do;
F           F          /C       E  /Am  Am/Am  Am
  I took my gun and van-ished.

       C*         E*      Am
I have changed my name so often,
     C*      E*       Am
I've lost my wife and children
           C        G       G
but I have many fri-ends,
F           F                C    E /Am  Am/Am Am
   and some of them are with me.

       C*    E*      Am
An old woman gave us shelter,
        C*     E*     Am
kept us hidden in the garret,
         C        G      G
then the soldiers came;
F            F              C     E Am Am/Am Am
    she died without a whis-per.

           C*       E*      Am
There were three of us this morning              Hier encor nous tions troi
        C*   E*       Am
I'm the only one this evening                    Il ne reste plu que moi
      C       G     G
but I must go on;                                Et je tourne en rond
F            F                C   E Am Am/Am Am
  the fron-tiers are my pri-son.                 Dans la prison des frontieres

        C*        E*      Am
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,               La vent passe sur les tombles
            C*         E*      Am
through the graves the wind is blowing,          La libert reviendra
        C         G        G
freedom soon will come;                          Oh nous oubliera!
F              F                C  E /Am Am/Am Am
  then we'll come from the shad-ows.             Nous retrerons dans l'ombre.

         C*      E*          Am
Les Alle-mands -taient chez moi,      [The Germans were at my home
        C*       E*    Am
ons m'a dit: "Re-signe toi,"            They said, "Sign yourself,"
        C        G    G
mais je n'ai pas peur;                      But I am not afraid
F       F             C   E /Am Am/Am Am
   j'ai repris mon r-me.                  I have retaken my weapon.

          C*      E       Am
J'ai chan-g cent fois de nom,         I have changed names a hundred times
         C*       E*    Am
j'ai per-du femme et en-fants            I have lost wife and children
          C        G       G
mais j'ai tant d'a-mis;                     But I have so many friends
F                     C   E Am Am/Am Am
    j'ai la France en-tire.                  I have all of France

         C*         E*     Am
Un vieil homme dans un gre-nier               An old man, in an attic
        C*        E*   Am
pour la nuit nous a ca-chs,                  Hid us for the night
         C           G     G
les Alle-mands l'ont prisent;                     The Germans captured him
F         F                C  E Am Am/Am Am
   il est mort sans surpri-se.                  He died without surprise.]

        C*        E*      Am
Oh, the wind, the wind is blowing,
            C*         E*      Am
through the graves the wind is blowing,
        C         G        G
freedom soon will come;
F              F                  C      E   Am Am/Am Am (appregio)
    then we'll come from the shad-ows.


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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