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Never heard of her before, but this is my new favorite cover of this song. Hallelujah has got to be one of the greatest compositions of it's sort of all time.



Link to original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXXVEi1u5r8
 
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From the thread title, I expected something from Handel. But I was pleasantly surprised.
 
 
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I'm partial to the Buckley version:

 
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From the thread title, I expected something from Handel. But I was pleasantly surprised.
 


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I'm partial to the Buckley version:

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Agree...phenomenal version
 
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Cloverton's rendition with a Christmas twist is by far favorite.
Cloverton - Hallelujah Christmas

Come Christmas time I love to turn it up loud on the surround sound system sit on the floor in the middle of the room close my eyes and let the lyrics take my mind and put visuals to the lyrics.

Rufus Wainright's version is likely my favorite of the original version
Rufus Wainright - Hallelujah


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Cloverton's is probably my favorite version. Here are couple of others I really enjoy:

Killiard House School Choir

Puddles - Hallelujah

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I'm partial to the Buckley version. . .


Nah, it seems too distorted and overwhelmed by instrumentation.

How about this acapella version?



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I'm partial to the Buckley version. . .


Nah, it seems too distorted and overwhelmed by instrumentation.

How about this acapella version?



While that isn't a bad rendition, nor was the one posted by the OP for that matter, I am with 46and2 and prefer the Buckley version as well. I personally think the instrumentals in the Buckley version work well to make the song more haunting and intense.



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While the Buckley version isn't my favorite because I don't find his voice particularly appealing, I gotta say, the Pentatonix version is enjoyable, but sounds to me like they went for perfection via autotune/digital production over raw emotion, and that song is all about raw emotion. Also, beside the point, but an irritation nonetheless, they put it on a Christmas album for no other reason than that it contained the word hallelujah. Confused

This remains my favorite version. Guitar similar to Beckley's, but a woman's touch on the vocals:




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6rNtBBspdo

I like this live version by Pentatonix better than their studio version:




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haFHrfmfHbc

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Reportedly Cohen wrote over 80 verses to the song. John Cale said that he had to cut down the 15 verses to ones he identified with. I would love to see/hear all of the verses.

Nonetheless here is John Cale:



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Cloverton's is probably my favorite version. Here are couple of others I really enjoy:

Killiard House School Choir

Puddles - Hallelujah

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Killiard version is my favorite by far.




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The Canadian Tenors have a great version.

When Cohen first presented the song to his publisher they didn't put it on the next album. "No potential" they said.

Later, Bob Dylan seemed to recognize the "potential" of the song and covered it in honor of Cohen at a couple of concerts and it started to gain momentum. JJCale then picked it up and recorded it.

It began being picked up by other artists.

Wish the three Tenors had recorded it.
 
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quite a moving song. I really like all the versions. Pentatonix especially.

I also like the versions from the movie SING Soundtrack. One with Tori Kelly, and the duet with Tori Kelly and Jennifer Hudson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoDmeUMchN0

Duet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZRayrio92Y




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Love Jeff Buckley's version.
 
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Thanks for the post rusbro. Nice version. Will have to look her up to see what else she has recorded. Beautiful voice. And, not bad on the eyes either!


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Thanks for the post rusbro. Nice version. Will have to look her up to see what else she has recorded. Beautiful voice. And, not bad on the eyes either!


I watched a few of her other videos, she looks like someone who might be on the brink of making it big. I'm not much into country music, but she seems to fit the mold of a star in that genre.
 
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Cloverton's rendition with a Christmas twist is by far favorite.
Cloverton - Hallelujah Christmas

Come Christmas time I love to turn it up loud on the surround sound system sit on the floor in the middle of the room close my eyes and let the lyrics take my mind and put visuals to the lyrics.

Rufus Wainright's version is likely my favorite of the original version
Rufus Wainright - Hallelujah
+1.

I prefer the lyrics in Cloverton's version to Cohen's (mixes up the stories of King David and Jezebel with Judge Samson and Delilah).

Rufus Wainright has a unique and amazing voice.



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So far I've found 7 verses to the song. Anyone found any more?

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I’ve heard there was a secret chord
that David played to please the Lord,
but you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this: the fourth, the fifth
the minor fall, the major lift;
the baffled king composing Hallelujah!

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 a kitchen chair
she broke your throne, she cut your hair,
and from your lips she drew the Hallelujah!

You say I took the Name in vain;
I don’t even know the name.
But if I did, well, really, what’s it to you?
There’s a blaze of light in every word;
it doesn’t matter which you heard,
the holy, or the broken Hallelujah!

I did my best; it wasn’t much.
I couldn’t feel, so I learned to touch.
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you.
And even though it all went wrong,
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
with nothing on my lips but Hallelujah!

Baby, I’ve been here before.
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor.
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch,
but love is not a victory march,
it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah!

There was a time you let me know
what’s really going on below
but now you never show it to me, do you?
I remember when I moved in you,
and the holy dove was moving too,
and every breath we drew was Hallelujah!

Now maybe there’s a God above
but all I ever learned from love
is how to shoot at someone who outdrew you.
And it’s no complaint you hear tonight,
and it’s not some pilgrim who’s seen the light —
it’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah!



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^^^ I'm not finding any more lyrics than those.

I've re-written a couple of the lines myself to:
Your faith was strong but you needed proof
You saw her bathing in the nude
Her booty in the moonlight overthrew you
Big Grin

This is supposed to contain all known verses:




Link to original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6vFj5ekXTY
 
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