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Subject: Leonard Cohen's "Closing Time"
From: Phil
Date: 09 Aug 99 - 06:56 PM

I have to sing a LEonard Cohen song at a bash soon; anyone got the words and some guitar chords handy to "Closing Time?"


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Cohen's 'Closing Time'
From: 1979
Date: 09 Aug 99 - 08:04 PM

Go to this website and type in closing time and your in business. http://www.rhythm.harmony-central.com/cgi-bin/olga-query.pl


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Subject: Lyr Add: CLOSING TIME (Leonard Cohen)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 10:05 AM

CLOSING TIME
Leonard Cohen

Ah, we're drinkin' and we're dancin'
And the band is really happ'nin'
And the Johnny Walker wisdom runnin' high
And my very sweet companion
She's the angel of compassion
She's rubbin' half the world against her thigh
And every drinker every dancer
Lifts a happy face to thank her
The fiddler fiddles somethin' so sublime
All the women tear their blouses off
And the men they dance on the polka-dots
And it's partner found, it's partner lost
And it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops
It's closing time
Yeah the women tear their blouses off
And the men they dance on the polka-dots
And it's partner found, and it's partner lost
And it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops:
It's closing time

Ah we're lonely, we're romantic
And the cider's laced with acid
And the Holy Spirit's cryin', "Where's the beef?"
And the moon is swimmin' naked
And the summer night is fragrant
With a mighty expectation of relief
So we struggle and we stagger
Down the snakes and up the ladder
To the tower where the blessed hours chime
And I swear it happened just like this:
A sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
The gates of love they budged an inch
I can't say much has happened since
But closing time
I swear it happened just like this:
A sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
The gates of love they budged an inch
I can't say much has happened since
Closing time
Closing time

I loved you for your beauty
But that doesn't make a fool of me:
You were in it for your beauty too
And I loved you for your body
There's a voice that sounds like God to me
Declaring, declaring, declaring that your body's really you
And I loved you when our love was blessed
And I love you now there's nothin' left
But sorrow and a sense of overtime
And I missed you since our place got wrecked
And I just don't care what happens next
Looks like freedom but it feels like death
It's somethin' in between, I guess
It's closing time
Yeah I missed you since our place got wrecked
By the winds of change and the weeds of sex
Looks like freedom but it feels like death
It's somethin' in between, I guess
It's closing time

Yeah we're drinkin' and we're dancin'
But there's nothin' really happenin'
And the place is dead as heaven on a Saturday night
And my very close companion
Gets me fumblin' gets me laughin'
She's a hundred but she's wearin' somethin' tight
And I lift my glass to the awful truth
Which you can't reveal to the ears of youth
Except to say it isn't worth a dime
And the whole damn place goes crazy twice
And it's once for the devil and it's once for Christ
But the boss don't like these dizzy heights
We're busted in the blindin' lights,
Of closing time
The whole damn place goes crazy twice
And it's once for the devil and it's once for Christ
But the boss don't like these dizzy heights
We're busted in the blindin' lights,
Busted in the blindin' lights
Of closing time
Closing time

Oh the women tear their blouses off
And the men they dance on the polka-dots
It's closing time
And it's partner found, and it's partner lost
And it's hell to pay when the fiddler stops
It's closing time
I swear it happened just like this:
A sigh, a cry, a hungry kiss
It's closing time
The gates of love they budged an inch
I can't say much has happened since
But closing time
I loved you when our love was blessed
I love you now there's nothin' left
But closing time
I miss you since the place got wrecked
By the winds of change and the weeds of sex. (fade)


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Subject: RE: Lyr/Chords Req: Closing Time (Leonard Cohen)
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Mar 13 - 10:21 AM

http://www.azchords.com/l/leonardcohen-tabs-25225/closingtime-tabs-226473.html


Chords are there, although never having heard the song I cannot attest to their accuracy.


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