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Leonard Cohen, Story Of Isaac Tabs (ver.1)

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Story Of Isaac Tabs (ver.1)

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Tuning: standard tuning. 4/4. Emphasis on 1st and 4th beat in each bar.
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                                   The door     it opened  slowly        My   

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    father    he came in         I was  nine    years    old

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                and he stood so tall a-bove me      His blue eyes  they were

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   shining    and his voice was very    cold  

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   He said "I've had a vision   And you know  I'm strong and holy      I must

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B|------3-------1---|-4-----------4---|-----4-----------|-1------------------|
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A|------------3---3-|---2---2---2---2-|---2---2---2---2-|--------------------|
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   do what  I've been  told."                       So we started   up  the 

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  mountain     I was running    He was walking    And his axe

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        was made of gold.    

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                                                Well the trees  they got much

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  smaller        The  lake    a  lady's  mirror       We

Verse 2:
Am
Well, the trees they got much smaller
Am 
The lake a lady's mirror
    G        F          E
We stopped to drink some wine
        Am
Then he threw the bottle over
  Am
It broke a minute later
       G       F        E
and he put his hand on mine
  C               C/G
I thought I saw an eagle
      C                C/G
Or it might have been a vulture
 D      C     B
I never could decide
        F             Bb
Then my father built an altar
           F             Bb
He looked once behind his shoulder
  F       G         A
he knew I would not hide.



You who build these altars now
To sacrifice these children,
you must not do it any more.
A scheme is not a vision
and you never have been tempted
By a demon or a god.
You who stand above them now
Your hatchets blunt and bloody,
You were not there before
When I lay upon a mountain
And my father's hand was trembling
With the beauty of the word.


And if you call me brother now
Forgive me if I inquire
Just according to whose plan.
When it all comes down to dust
I will kill you if I must
I will help you if I can.
When it all comes down to dust
I will help you if I must
I will kill you if i can.
And mercy on our uniform,
Man of peace or man of war
the peacock spreads his fan.


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