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Hamilton - Stay Alive chords

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[Intro]

Cm Ab Amb5 Ab
Stay alive…

Cm Ab Amb5 Ab
Stay alive…


[Verse}

Cm                                Ab
I have never seen the General so despondent
              Amb5                   Ab
I have taken over writing all his correspondence
Cm                                Ab
Congress writes, “George, attack the British forces.”
              Amb5                   Ab
I shoot back, we have resorted to eating our horses
Cm                                Ab
Local merchants deny us equipment, assistance
              Amb5                   Ab
They only take British money, so sing a song of sixpence
Cm                                Ab
The cavalry’s not coming But, sir! Alex, listen. 
              Amb5                   Ab
There’s only one way for us to win this

Cm               Ab
Provoke outrage, outright
 Amb5                   Ab
Don’t engage, strike by night
Cm                                Ab
Remain relentless ‘til their troops take flight
              Amb5                   Ab
Make it impossible to justify the cost of the fight
Cm         Ab
Outrun Outlast
 Amb5                   Ab
Hit ‘em quick, get out fast
Cm                                Ab
Stay alive ‘til this horror show is past
              Amb5                   Ab
We’re gonna fly a lot of flags half-mast Raise a glass!

Cm                                Ab
I go back to New York and my apprenticeship
              Amb5                   Ab
I ask for French aid, I pray that France has sent a ship
Cm                                Ab
I stay at work with Hamilton We write essays against slavery
              Amb5                   Ab
And every day’s a test of our camaraderie And bravery

Cm                                Ab
We cut supply lines, we steal contraband
              Amb5                   Ab
We pick and choose our battles and places to take a stand
Cm                                Ab
And every day “Sir, entrust me with a command,”
              Amb5                   Ab
And every day No He dismisses me out of hand

Cm                                Ab
Instead of me He promotes Charles Lee
              Amb5                   Ab
Makes him second-in-command, I’m a General. Whee!!!!
Cm                                Ab
Yeah. He’s not the choice I would have gone with
              Amb5                   Ab
He shits the bed at the Battle of Monmouth

Cm                                Ab
Ev’ryone attack! Retreat! Attack! Retreat!
              Amb5                   Ab
What are you doing, Lee? Get back on your feet!
Cm                                Ab
But there’s so many of them! I’m sorry, is this not your speed?!
              Amb5                   Ab
Hamilton! Ready, sir! Have Lafayette take the lead!

Cm                                Ab
A thousand soldiers die in a hundred degree heat
              Amb5                   Ab
As we snatch a stalemate from the jaws of defeat
Cm                                Ab
Charles Lee was left behind Without a pot to piss in
       Amb5                   Ab
He started sayin’ this to anybody who would listen:

Cm                                Ab
Washington cannot be left alone to his devices
      Amb5                   Ab
Indecisive, from crisis to crisis
Cm                                Ab
The best thing he can do for the revolution
            Amb5                   Ab
Is turn n’ go back to plantin’ tobacco in Mount Vernon

Cm                                Ab
Don’t do a thing. History will prove him wrong
          Amb5                   Ab
But, sir! We have a war to fight, let’s move along
Cm                                Ab
Strong words from Lee, someone oughta hold him to it
              Amb5                   Ab
I can’t disobey direct orders Then I’ll do it
N.C.
Alexander, you’re the closest friend I’ve got
Laurens, do not throw away your shot

            
            
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