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[second version also has finger info]

Who by fire: copyright Leonard Cohen, Stranger Music Inc. 

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----------|------------------------|
                       And  who         by           fire_____


                                         
   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----------|
   who         by           wa-- ter                 Who         in   the sun-

    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----------|------------------------|
    shine                   Who        in the night-time

   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----------|
   Who         by   high    ordeal,                  who         by    com-


    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----------|------------------------|
   montrial,               Who in your merry, merry  month of May,            


   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----------|------------------------|------------------------|
   Who  by     various      slow  decay        and   who


    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----------|
   shall I    say                                                 is call-


    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----------------------|------------------------|------------------------|
   ing


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

Am      G      Am           Am  G     Am
And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
C   G7       C               C   G7  C
who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
Am   G     Am     Am  G     Am
who by avalanche, who by powder,
C      G7   C      C    G7     C
who for his greed, who for his hunger,
Asus4           Asus/Fbass E
and who shall I say is calling?

Am      G   Am           Am   G Am
And who by brave assent, who by accident,
C   G7 C         C    G7     C
who in solitude, who in this mirror,
Am     G          Am       Am     G       Am
who by his lady's command, who by his own hand,
C   G7 C              C   G7 C
who in mortal chains, who in power,
    Asus4       Asus/Fbass E
and who shall I say is calling?

******************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"

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    
 
    Who          by         fire  

    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

    Who         by          water


    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
    
    Who         in    the   sun - shine


    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

   Who          in     the  night - time


    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

    Who               by   high ordeal  


    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

    Who               by   common  trial 


    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

    Who in your merry merry month of May,      


    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

    Who    by   very        slow  decay        and 


    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

                                         Shall I   say
 
    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

    calling

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



Lyrics :


And who by fire, who by water,
who in the sunshine, who in the night time,
who by high ordeal, who by common trial,
who in your merry merry month of may,
who by very slow decay,
and who shall I say is calling?

And who in her lonely slip, who by barbiturate,
who in these realms of love, who by something blunt,
and who by avalanche, who by powder,
who for his greed, who for his hunger,
and who shall I say is calling?

And who by brave assent, who by accident,
who in solitude, who in this mirror,
who by his lady's command, who by his own hand,
who in mortal chains, who in power,
and who shall I say is calling? 



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