Leonard Cohen - So Long Marianne Chords

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Verse 1

Come over to the window, my little darling

I'd like to try to read your palm

I used to think I was some sort of gypsy boy

before I let you take me home


Now so long, Marianne, It's time that we began

to laugh and cry and cry and laugh about it all again

Verse 2

Well you know that I love to live with you

but you make me forget so very much

I forget to pray for the angels


and then the angels forget to pray for us


Verse 3

We met when we were almost young

deep in the green lilac park

You held on to me like I was a crucifix

as we went kneeling through the dark


Verse 4

Your letters they all say that you're beside me now

then why do I feel so alone

I'm standing on a ledge and your fine spider web

is fastening my ankle to a stone


Verse 5

For now I need your hidden love

I'm cold as a new razor blade

You left when I told you I was curious

I never said that I was brave


Verse 6

Oh, you are really such a pretty one

I see you've gone and changed your name again

And just when I climbed this whole mountainside

to wash my eyelids in the rain


[I found this extra verse written out somewhere. Not on the original recording from the Best Of... Disc]

Oh, your eyes, well, I forget your eyes

your body's at home in every sea

How come you gave away your news to everyone

that you said was a secret to me