Hallelujah free piano sheet music by Leonard Cohen
About the song
"Hallelujah" is a beautiful song from the Canadian singer Leonard Cohen.
The song is part of his album "Various Positions", which was released in 1984.
The folk rock track has a duration of 4:36 minutes and it was written by the singer himself.
The song was produced by John Lissauer and it was recorded in June 1984. It was released in the same year as part of the Columbia label.
The original version of "Hallelujah", from Leonard Cohen, features waltz and gospel influences and it's played in the key of C major. The chord progression is matching the pattern of the lyrics.
While on the Royalton Hotel, in New York City, Leonard Cohen wrote over 80 drafts, in which he has inserted certain biblical references, like the stories of Delilah, Samson, Bathsheba and the King David.
The song was first performed live during the singer's world tour from 1985. However, throughout his following tours, from 1988 and 1993 he performed different versions of the songs, regarding the lyrics, so that the only thing they kept in common was the last verse.
The song reached number 36 on the UK Singles Chart and number 16 in Sweden.
"Hallelujah" was covered by John Cale, on his tribute album towards Cohen, "I'm Your Fan", in 1991.
By far the most successful cover, and the one which brought popularity for the song was Jeff Buckley's. It was recorded in 1994, for his album "Grace", but it was only released as a single in 2007.
Unfortunately, Buckely didn't live to see what he had achieved, but, according to a poll conducted by Q magazine, it was voted as one of the "Top 10 Greatest Tracks".
The song was inducted into the the Library Of Congress’ national recording Registry.
"Hallelujah" was certified platinum in the United States, as well as in Australia, gold in New Zealand, Belgium, United Kingdom, Italy and Sweden. It topped Billboard's "US digital Songs" chart and also the download chart in France.
"Hallelujah" is a majestic piece of work, an angelic song which seems to be out of this world, and probably, as John Legend stated "as near perfect as you can get".
So, give life to this perfection, through the piano sheet that you can get below.