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Hamilton - Whatd I Miss chords

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Notes: The A chords on the rock n roll verses are not A major per se, but a chord deviated from the A major blues scale, so it's recommended not to play the entire chord, but just its root. Same goes for several other sections, like the F6 chord in the last chorus, and the final C ascend at the very end of the song. It''s recommended to also know very well the structure and general rhythm of the song before attempting to play along. Chords have been placed as accurately as possible, although some change considerably fast and the words need to be stretched a bit to fit them. Was this info helpful? Yes No
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[Intro]
Bm
F#                 G
Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen...
Se- se- seventeen…

D                F#sus/A#
Seventeen eighty-nine

[Verse 1]
             Bm
How does the bastard orphan
                    F# 
Immigrant decorated war vet
Unite the colonies through more debt?
G
Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit?
D
Have it all, lose it all
F#sus/A#
You ready for more yet?
Bm
Treasury Secretary. Washington’s the President
F#
Ev’ry American experiment sets a precedent
G
Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him
D                             F#sus/A#
Pissed him off until we had a two-party system
Bm
You haven’t met him yet, you haven’t had the chance
F#
‘cause he’s been kickin’ ass as the ambassador to France
G
But someone’s gotta keep the American promise
D                            F#sus/A#   Bm
You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas!

[Intermission]
       Bm/A               G
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
       F#sus/A#           Bm
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
       Bm/A               G
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
       F#sus/A#           Bm
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
       Bm/A               G    G
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home Lord
F    F    E   E  D# D# D#  F  D 
He’s been off in Paris for so long!

[Verse 2]
Gm  C  D
Gm  C
D                             Gm
France is following us to revolution
                        D
There is no more status quo
                              Gm                C
But the sun comes up and the world still spins
D            D7                 Gm
I helped Lafayette draft a declaration
       C              D
Then I said, ‘I gotta go
                   Gm
I gotta be in Monticello.’ Now the work at
     E/G#     A
Home begins…

[Chorus 1]
D7
So what’d I miss?
What’d I miss?
G7                                               D7
Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss
             F6                              G7
I’ve been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies...
          F6                        G7
I guess I basic’lly missed the late eighties...
               Bm         Bm/A                   Bm/G#
I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this…

A  C
D7
There’s a letter on my desk from the President
Haven’t even put my bags down yet
      G7      
Sally be a lamb, darlin’, won’tcha open it?
            D7
It says the President’s assembling a cabinet
                 F6                  G7
And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great!
         F6                 G7
And that I’m already Senate-approved...
           Bm               Bm/A             Bm/G# 
I just got home and now I’m headed up to New York

A
Headin’ to New York!
Headin’ to New York!

[Chorus 2]
D7
Lookin’ at the rolling fields                  ENSEMBLE:
I can’t believe that we are free          Believe that we are free
G7
Ready to face
Whatever’s awaiting
D7
Me in N.Y.C.                                    Me in N.Y.C.
    F6                   F6     G7                  G7
But who’s waitin’ for me when I step in the place? 
F6                  F6   G7               G7
My friend James Madison, red in the face
Bm  
He grabs my arm and
     G7/D
I respond
G7/E    G7/F  C/E  D
“What’s go----in’  on?”   

[Verse 3]   
                            Gm                           D
Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation’s very soul
                          Gm              C
Can you get us out of the mess we’re in? 
D                                Gm
Hamilton’s new financial plan is nothing less
     C             D
Than government control
                           Gm
I’ve been fighting for the South alone
               E/G# 
Where have you been?
N.C.
Uh...France.   
We have to win

[Chorus 3]
D7
What’d I miss?
Wha? Wha? What’d I miss?
D7
What’d I miss?
I’ve come home to this?
G7
Headfirst into a political abyss!
D7
Headfirst, into the abyss!
          F6                      G7
I have my first cabinet meeting today
Chik-a-pow!
          F6                           G7
I guess I better think of something to say
            Bm Bm/A# Bm/A
I’m already on  my   way
                 Bm/G#     F
Let’s get to the bottom of this…      
           D     C    Bm
What did I miss? Ahhh ah!

[Outro]
    Bm/A               G G/A 
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
    F#sus/A#           Bm
Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton
    Bm/A               G G/A
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
    F#sus/A#           Bm Bm/A# Bm
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
                       G/B
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
G/B  F/A    F/A  E/G# E/G# D#/G  D#/G F/A C 
Sir, you’ve been off  in   Paris for  so  long!
                    D
So what did I miss?

            
            
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