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Famous Blue Raincoat  Leonard Cohen











It's fo[Am]ur in the morning, the en[F]d of December
I'm wr[Dm7]iting you now just to [Em7]see if you're better
New[Am] York is cold, but I li[F]ke where I'm living
There's mu[Dm7]sic on Clinton Street [Em7]all through the evening
I[Am] hear that you're bu[Bm]ilding your little ho[Am]use deep in the de[Bm]sert
Y[Am]ou're living for no[G]thing now
I h[Am]ope you're keeping some kind of re[G]cord

CHORUS #1:
Yes, and Ja[C]ne came by with a lock of your h[G]air
She said that you gave it to [Am]her
That night that you planned to go cl[Bm]ear [G]
[F]Did you ever go cle[Em7]ar?

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

CHORUS #2:
Well I se[C]e you there with the rose in your te[G]eth
One more thin gypsy th[Am]ief
Well I see Jane's aw[Bm]ake [G]  [F]she sends her re[Em7]gards

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

CHORUS #3:
Yes, and th[C]anks, for the trouble you t[G]ook from her eyes
I thought it was th[Am]ere for good so I never tr[G]ied
And Ja[C]ne came by with a lock of your ha[G]ir
She said that you gave it to h[Am]er
That night that you planned to go cle[Bm]ar  [G]
S[F]incerely, L  Coh[Em7]en


Dm7: x x 0 2 1 1 Em7: 0 2 2 0 3 0

NOTE: Technically speaking, the bottom E should drop down to D to get a
really low note for the Dm7. All other chords should be changed
accordingly if you feel it worth the bother. Also, the standard Cohen
picking pattern can be used on this song (see Winter Lady).
(from Songs of Love and Hate, 1971)
(sent by Harlan at harlant@hawaii.edu)

From: johngalt@grove.ufl.edu (JONATHAN M NEWMAN)
Subject: CRD: Leonard Cohen, "Famous Blue Raincoat"

I got this off some archive awhile ago, can't remember which. Here are
the chord changes.
VERSE
[Am]   [F]  [Dm7]    [G]                            
BRIDGE
[Dm7]    [Dm7]    [Dm7]    [G]                         
CHORUS
[Dm7]    [G]                                 
If you have the music, you can figure it out with these changes. Leonard
Cohen is a genius.

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