The famous song Hallelujah is perfect to play on ukulele.
Hallelujah was originally written by Leonard Cohen but has been covered by artists for decades – most notably Jeff Buckley’s recording of it on his album Grace that debuted in 1994. Rufus Wainright also recorded a version of this song for the movie Shrek in 2001, and in recent years, renowned ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro has awed audiences around the world with his solo rendition of this song.
You learn how to play Hallelujah with the ukulele chord chart and get some tips and tricks for how to play this song.
“Hallelujah” Ukulele Performance
The video below is my rendition of this song on the ukulele.
If you’re interested, I did a follow up video lesson on how to play the fingerpicking pattern I used to perform Hallelujah.
I heard there was a secret chord
That David played and it pleased the lord
But you don’t really care for music,
Well it goes like this
the fourth, the fifth
The minor fall and the major lift
The baffled king composing hallelujah
Well your faith was strong
but you needed proof
You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you
She tied you to her kitchen chair
She broke your throne and she cut your hair
And from your lips she drew the hallelujah
Well, maybe there’s a god above
But all I’ve ever learned from love
Was how to shoot somebody who outdrew you
It’s not a cry that you hear at night
It’s not somebody who’s seen the light
It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah