Songs "O"


Leonard Cohen


[A] I lit a thin green [Bm] candle

[D] To make you jealous of [A] me

But the [A] room just filled up with [Bm] mosquitoes

[D] They heard that my body was [E] free.

Then [F#m] I took the dust of a [C#m] long sleepless night

And I [D] put it in your little [A] shoe

[Bm] And then I confess that I [G] tortured the dress

That you [Bm] wore for the [A] world to look [G] through. [A]


[A] I showed my heart to the [Bm] doctor

[D] He said I'd just have to [A] quit

Then [A] he wrote himself a pre-[Bm]-scription

And [D] your name was mentioned in [E] it.

Then [F#m] he locked himself in a [C#m] library shelf

With the [D] details of our honey-[A]-moon

And I Bm] hear from the nurse that he's [G] gotten much worse

And his [Bm] practice is [A] all in a [G] ruin. [A]


I [A] heard of a saint who had [Bm] loved you

So I [D] studied all night in his [A] school

He [A] taught that the duty of [Bm] lovers

Is to [D] tarnish the golden [E] rule.

And just [F#m] when I was sure

That his [C#m] teachings were pure

He [D] drowned himself in the [A] pool

His [Bm] body is gone but back [C#m] here on the lawn

His [Bm] spirit [A] continues to [G] drool. [A]


[A] An Eskimo showed me a [Bm] movie

He'd [D] recently taken of [A]you

The [A] poor man could hardly stop [Bm] shivering,

His [D] lips and his fingers were [E] blue.

I [F#m] suppose that he froze

When the [C#m] wind took your clothes

And I [D] guess he just never got [A] warm

But you Bm] stand there so nice in your [C#m] blizzard of ice

Oh, please [Bm] let me come [A] into the [G] storm. [A]