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Suzanne

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Suzanne Chords – Cohen Leonard

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SUZANNE- Leonard Cohen

   E               * +                      * +
Suzanne takes you down to her place by the river
         F#m            * +                              *   +
You can hear the boats go by, you can spend the night beside her
          E                    * +                            *    +
And you know that she's half crazy but that's why you want to be there
         G#m                *  +             A                * +
And she feeds you tea and oranges that come all the way from China
      E                                      F#m
And just when you mean to tell her that you have no love to give her
          E
Then she gets you on her wavelength
         F#m                                 E
And she lets the river answer that you've always been her lover

         G#m
And you want to travel with her
         A
And you want to travel blind
          E
And you know that she will trust you
             F#m                               E
For you've touched her perfect body with your mind 

And Jesus was a sailor when He walked upon the water 
And He spent a long time watching from his lonely wooden tower
And when He knew for certain only drowning men could see Him 
He said, "All men will be sailors then until the sea shall free them"
But He Himself was broken long before the sky would open
Forsaken, almost human, He sank beneath your wisdom like a stone 

And you want to travel with him
And you want to travel blind
And you think maybe you'll trust him
For he's touched your perfect body with his mind 

Suzanne takes your hand, and she leads you to the river   
She is wearing rags and feathers from Salvation Army counters
And the sun pours down like honey on our lady of the harbor 
And she shows you where to look among the garbage and the flowers
There are heroes in the seaweed, there are children in the morning    
They are leaning out for love and they will lean that way forever   
while Suzanne holds the mirror 

And you want to travel with her
And you want to travel blind
And you know that you will trust her
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind



NOTE: To play this song better, you should switch to the sustained 
position of each chord for just one note at a time.  These occasions are 
marked off in the first four lines.  From there on it should be evident 
enough. Here are the sustained chords you should use:
Esus: 0 2 2 2 0 0  F#msus: 2 4 4 4 2 2  G#msus: 4 6 6 6 4 4
Asus: 5 7 7 7 0 0
(from Songs of Leonard Cohen, 1967)





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