Cohen Leonard - Who By Fire Chords & Tabs

 

Who By Fire Chords & Tabs

Cohen Leonard Chords & Tabs

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[second version also has finger info]

Who by fire: Leonard Cohen, 

Corrections and Critics welcome 

    Adi.Heindl@chemie.uni-regensburg.de

Intro:
 Am/Ebass                                           F6
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:-1----------------------|------------------------|-1----------------------|
G:-------2-----------2----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----------2----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:-0-----------0----------|-0-----------0----------|-1-----------1----------|

    F6                      E
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:------------------------|-0----------------------|------------------------|
G:-------2-----------2----|-------1-----1-----1----|-1-----1-----1-----1----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:-1-----------1----------|-0----------------------|------------------------|


                             Main Part

                            Am        G              Am
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:------------------------|-1-----------0----------|-1----------------------|
G:-1-----1-----1-----1----|-------2-----------0----|-------2-----2-----2----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:------------------------|-0----------------------|-0----------------------|
E:------------------------|-------------3----------|------------------------|
                     


                                         
   Am          G            Am                         C           G7
e:------------------------|------------------------|-0-----------1----------|
B:-1-----------0----------|-1----------------------|-------1-----------0----|
G:-------2-----------0----|-------2-----2-----2----|----0-----0-----0-----0-|
D:----2-----2-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|------------------------|
A:-0----------------------|-0----------------------|-3----------------------|
E:-------------3----------|------------------------|-------------3----------|
   

    C                        C           G7           C
e:------------------------|-0----------1----------|------------------------|
B:-1----------------------|-------1----------0----|-1----------------------| 
G:-------0-----0-----0----|----0-----0----0-----0-|-------0-----0-----0----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|-----------------------|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:-3----------------------|-3---------------------|-3----------------------|
E:------------------------|------------3----------|------------------------|
   

   Am           G           Am                         Am        G 
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:-1-----------0----------|-1----------------------|-1-----------0----------|
G:-------2-----------0----|-------2-----2-----2----|-------2-----------0----|
D:----2-----2-----0-----0-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----0-----0-|
A:-0----------------------|-0----------------------|-0----------------------|
E:-------------3----------|------------------------|-------------3----------|
   


    Am                         C           G7        C
e:------------------------|-0-----------1----------|------------------------|
B:-1----------------------|-------1-----------0----|-1----------------------|
G:-------2-----2-----2----|----0-----0-----0-----0-|-------0-----0-----0----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|------------------------|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:-0----------------------|-3----------------------|-3----------------------|
E:------------------------|-------------3----------|------------------------|
,            

   C           G7              C                     Asus4
e:-0-----------1----------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:-------1-----------0----|-1----------------------|----------3-----------3-|
G:----0-----0-----0-----0-|-------0-----0-----0----|-------2-----------2----|
D:------------------------|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----------2-------|
A:-3----------------------|-3----------------------|-0-----------0----------|
E:-------------3----------|------------------------|------------------------|
 


    Asus4                    Asus/Fbass
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:----------3-----------3-|----------3-----------3-|----------3-----------3-|
G:-------2-----------2----|-------2-----------2----|-------2-----------2----|
D:----2-----------2-------|----2-----------2-------|----2-----------2-------|
A:-0-----------0----------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:------------------------|-1-----------1----------|-1-----------1----------|



    E
e:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
B:-0----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
G:-------1-----1-----1----|-1-----1-----1-----1----|-1-----1-----1-----1----|
D:----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|----2-----2-----2-----2-|
A:------------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
E:-0----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
  


e:------------------------|
B:------------------------|
G:-1-----1-----1-----1----|
D:----2-----2-----2----2--|
A:------------------------|
E:------------------------|
                       to Main Part (verse 2 and 3)
                           after verse 3 to Coda
Coda:???
   Am           G              Am
e:--------------------------|---------------5----------|
B:--------------------------|---------------5----------|
G:--------------------------|---------2----------------|
D:--------------------------|-----2--------------------|
A:--0-----------------------|--0-----------------------|
E:---------------3----------|--------------------------|
    

   Esus4
e:--------------------------|--------------------------|
B:--------------------------|--------------------------|
G:-------2------------------|--------------------------|
D:-------2------------------|--------------------------|
A:-------2------------------|---1\0--------------------|
E:--0-----------------------|--------------------------|
                                                repeat and fade out


******************Origin of the song***************************
From: jmf@endor.harvard.edu ( ghost )
Subject: Leonard Cohen's classic rewrite
Date: Thu, 15 Sep 1994 15:30:27 GMT

>From the Hartford Prayerbook Press, 1951,
translation or collection by Rabbi Morris Silverman of a religious verse
by Kelonymus ben Meshullam, 11th century Germany
(this data on the actual author is from a more recent but
less poetic translation)

(verse 1)

On New Year's Day the Decree is inscribed
And on the Day of Atonement it is sealed
How many shall pass away and how many shall be born
Who shall live and who shall die
Who shall attain the measure of man's day
And who shall not attain it
Who shall perish by fire and who by water
Who by sword and who by beast
Who by hunger and who by thirst
Who by strangling and who by stoning
Who shall have rest and who shall go wandering
Who shall be tranquil and who shall be disturbed
Who shall be at ease and who shall be afflicted
Who shall become poor and who shall wax rich
Who shall be brought low and who shall be exalted

But Repentance, Prayer and Righteousness
Avert the Severe Decree

there's 3 verses more to the prayer, and very beautiful ones, in the way of
exposition of the above rather than more to the list, but I won't stretch
your patience further;

now look at   "Who By Fire"
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/c/cohen_leonard/who_by_fire_tab.html ]
Needless to say there's more verses to Lenny's version too,
& all to the list, but that Repentance, Prayer & Righteousness
don't ever begin to enter into it
************************************************************************


From: jmo@fysparc3.fy.chalmers.se (Jean Marc Orliaguet)
Date: 12 Jul 1995 14:26:16 GMT


                       
                           Who By Fire ( Leonard Cohen )

                   From the New Skin for the Old Ceremony album 




Transcribed and tabbed by Jean-Marc Orliaguet
( jmo@fy.chalmers.se, http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )


Notes : This is the guitar part on the left channel in the studio version. 
        ( The guitar on the right will be posted later )

No capo

        The most difficult part is the finger picking.
        the thumb, index, major and ring fingers are referred 
        as t, i, m and r.
 


   Am/E
     >     >           >           >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--0----------(0)---------(0)----------0-----------|
     i     i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i
     t     

    Am/F
     >     >           >           >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----------2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--1----------(1)---------(1)---------(1)----------|
     i     i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i
     t

    E(7)
     >     >     >     >     >     >     >     >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--0-----------------------------------------------|
     t  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t



     >     >     >     >     >     >     >     >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2----2------2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t


    Am           G          Am
     >           >           >     >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------0-----------1-----------------------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  i  t  t  i  t    
 


    Am           G          Am
     >           >           >     >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------0-----------1-----------------------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  i  t  t  i  t

   


    C/E         G/D         C/E      
     >           >           >           >     >
e-|--------------------------0-----------------------|
B-|--1-----------3-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  r  t  i  t  m  t  i  t
    
  


    C/E         G/D         C/E
     >           >           >           >     >
e-|--------------------------0-----------------------|
B-|--1-----------3-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  r  t  i  t  m  t  i  t

   


    Am           G          Am
     >           >           >     >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------0-----------1-----------------------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  i  t  t  i  t




    Am           G          Am
     >           >           >     >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------0-----------1-----------------------|
G-|--------2-----------0-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------0-----------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  i  t  t  i  t

    


    C/E         G/D         C/E
     >           >           >           >     >
e-|--------------------------0-----------------------|
B-|--1-----------3-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t

    


    C/E         G/D         C/E
     >           >           >           >     >
e-|--------------------------0-----------------------|
B-|--1-----------3-----------------------1-----------|
G-|--------0-----------0-----------0-----------0-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----0-----0-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  m  t  i  t  r  t  i  t  m  t  i  t

   


    Am/E
     >     >           >           >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--1-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------0-----------0-----------0-----------|
     m  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i

                            
 
    Am/F
     >     >           >           >           >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|--------2-----------2-----------2-----------2-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--1-----------1-----------1-----------1-----------|
     t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i  t  t  i  i

                                              is

    E/B
     >     >     >     >     >     >     >     >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--0-----------------------------------------------|
G-|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--2-----------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------|
     m  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t  i  t 
     i
     t

     >     >     >     >     >     >     >     >
e-|--------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------|
G-|--1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----1-----|
D-|-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--|
A-|--------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------



-- 
     
  Jean-Marc Orliaguet ( jmo@fy.chalmers.se  http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo )
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