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Date: Thu, 8 Jun 1995 13:14:43 +0200 (MET DST)



                           Suzanne ( Leonard Cohen )

                 ( From the Songs of Leonard Cohen album, 1968 )




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


Notes : Capo on the 9th fret ( on the 3rd fret in the "COHEN LIVE!" album )

        The tab should be played with the thumb and index fingers ONLY,
        in the simplest folk style : t - i - t - i ..., 
        and to give more rythm, with an up-and-down "strumming". 
        
        The stressed notes are marked with a > sign.


 Intro :

                                                                  ( 3 times )
6/4 G >                                   >           >           >
e-|------------------------------------|------------------------------------||
B-|------------------------------------|------------------------------------||
G-|---------0--------------------------|------------------------------------||
D-|---0-----------------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----------0---||
A-|---------------2--------------------|--2-----------3-----------2---------||
E-|---------------------------3--------|------------------------------------||
      t     i     t     i     t     i     t     i     t     i     t     i   ...


 4/4 >     >           > 
e-|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|
     
                      Su -

 Verses :

  G        >           >        >     >           >       
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------2-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

    zanne         takes you     down           to her 


     >     >           >        >     >           > 
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

    place       near  the     river.       You can


  Am >                 >        >     >       
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----2--------------------|-----2-----------------2--|
D-|--2--------2-----2-----2--|--0--------2-----2--------|
A-|--------0-----------3-----|--------3-----------0-----|
E-|--------------0-----------|--------------0-----------|
 
    hear   the  boats go     by,           you  can  


     >                 >        >     >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----2--------------------|-----2-----------------0--|
D-|--2--------2-----2-----2--|--0--------2-----2--------|
A-|--------0-----------3-----|--------3-----------3-----|
E-|--------------0-----------|--------------3-----------|

    spend the night    be -  side    her.       And you


  G  >     >           >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

    know      she's half       cra -  zy       but that's


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

    why     you want to        be  there.      And  she  


  Bm >                 >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----4-----------4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4-----4--|
D-|--4--------4--------0-----|--2-----0-----------4-----|
A-|--------2-----------------|--------------2-----------|
E-|--------------2-----------|--------------------------|

   feeds  you  tea   and       or - an - ges  that come


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

    all   the   way  from     Chi -  na    and   just   


  G  >     >           >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|
 
  when      you mean  to    tell    her    that you   have 


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

          no  love    to      give  her     then   she 


  G  >     >           >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

   gets  you    on  her     wave - length  and   she


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

    lets  the   ri - ver      ans - wer   that  you've  


  G  >     >           >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

   al -  ways been  her      lover          

 
6/4               >           >          >          >           >            
e-||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
B-||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
G-||----------------------------------|----------------------------------|
D-||--------0-----------0---------0---|-------0----------0-----------0---|
A-||--------------2-----------3-------|--2----------------------3--------|
E-||--3-------------------------------|-------------3--------------------|

                                                    and        you

Chorus :

  Bm >                 >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----4-----------4-----4--|-----4-----4-----4-----4--|
D-|--4--------4--------0-----|--2-----0-----------4-----|
A-|--------2-----------------|--------------2-----------|
E-|--------------2-----------|--------------------------|
 
   want   to   tra - vel      with    her     and  you


  C  >                 >        >     >     >     >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|-----1--------------------|--------------------------|
G-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
D-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----0-----------|
A-|--------------3-----------|--------------------3-----|
E-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
   
    want   to   tra - vel      bl - i - nd  and   you


  G  >     >           >        >     >           >
e-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|--------------------------|
G-|-----0--------------------|--------------------------|
D-|--0--------0-----0-----0--|-----0-----0-----0-----0--|
A-|--------2-----------2-----|--3-----2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|--------------3-----------|

   know          she will     trust   you   for   you've


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

  touched her   per - fect     bo - dy    with    your


                                                             ( repeat twice )
6/4 G >                                   >           >           >
e-||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
B-||-----------------------------------|-----------------------------------||
G-||--------0--------------------------|-----------------------------------||
D-||--0-----------------0-----------0--|--------0-----------0-----------0--||
A-||--------------2--------------------|--2-----------3-----------2--------||
E-||--------------------------3--------|-----------------------------------||

     mind 


 4/4 >                 >
e-|--------------------------|
B-|--------------------------|
G-|-----0-----------------0--|
D-|--0--------0-----0--------|
A-|--------2-----------3-----|
E-|--------------3-----------|

                     And Je - ... 



Lyrics :


Suzanne takes you down to her place near the river 
You can hear the boats go by 
You can spend the night beside her 
And you know that she's half crazy 
But that's why you want to be there 
And she feeds you tea and oranges 
That come all the way from China 
And just when you mean to tell her 
That you have no love to give her 
Then she gets you on her wavelength 
And she lets the river answer 
That you've always been her lover 
And you want to travel with her 
And you want to travel blind 
And you know that she will trust you 
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. 

Now 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 harbour 
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 can trust her 
For she's touched your perfect body with her mind. 



              jmo@fy.chalmers.se      http://fy.chalmers.se/~jmo