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Hamilton - Yorktown The World Turned Upside Down chords

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Dm C G
The battle of Yorktown 
Dm C G


Dm                                   C  G
Monsieur Hamilton Monsieur Lafayette In command where you belong How you say, no sweat
Dm                                            C  G
We're finally on the field We've had quite a run Immigrants We get the job done
Dm                                             C       G
So what happens if we win? I go back to France I bring freedom to my people if I'm given the chance
Dm                                           C          G
We'll be with you when you do Go lead your men See you on the other side 'Til we meet again, let's go


Dm                     F   G
I am not throwin' away my shot
F/A                    C   Dm
I am not throwin' away my shot
Dm                                     F                 G
Hey yo, I'm just like my country, I'm young Scrappy and hungry
F/A                       C   Dm
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
Dm                     F   G
I am not throwin' away my shot
F/A                    C   Dm
'Til the world turns upside down
F                           G
'Til the world turns upside down


Dm                                                   C                G
I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory This is where it gets me: on my feet The enemy ahead of me
Dm                                          C                G
If this is the end of me, at least I have a friend with me Weapon in my hand, a command, and my men with me
Dm                             C         G
Then I remember my Eliza's expecting me Not only that, my Eliza's expecting
Dm                              C          G
We gotta go, gotta get the job done Gotta start a new nation, gotta meet my son


Dm                                     F                     G
Take the bullets out your gun (what?) The bullets out your gun (what?) 
F/A                          C   Dm
We move under cover and we move as one
Dm                                F                  G
Through the night, we have one shot to live another day 
F/A                        C           Dm
We cannot let a stray gunshot give us away
Dm                                F                  G
We will fight up close, seize the moment and stay in it
F/A                                    C       Dm
It's either that or meet the business end of a bayonet
Dm                                F           G
The code word is 'Rochambeau,' dig me? Rochambeau
F/A                      C     Dm
You have your orders now, go, man, go


Dm                                  C          G
And so the American experiment begins With my friends all scattered to the winds
Dm                                           C          G
Laurens is in South Carolina, redefining bravery We'll never be free until we end slavery
Dm                                  C          G
When we finally drive the British away Lafayette is there waiting In Chesapeake Bay
Dm                                      C           G
How did we know that this plan would work? We had a spy on the inside That's right


Dm                                 F               G
Hercules Mulligan A tailor spyin' on the British government
F/A                          C                     Dm
I take their measurements, information and then I smuggle it (up)
Dm                        F         G
To my brother's revolutionary covenant
F/A                          C                  Dm
I'm runnin' with the Sons of Liberty and I am lovin' it
Dm                         F                       G
See, that's what happens when you up against the ruffians
F/A                    C             Dm
We in the shit now, somebody gotta shovel it
Dm                     F           G
Hercules Mulligan, I need no introduction
F/A                          C                     Dm
When you knock me down I get the fuck back up again

After a week of fighting, a young man in a red coat stands on a parapet
We lower our guns as he frantically waves a white handkerchief
Dm                                             G/D       
And just like that, it's over We tend to our wounded, we count our dead
F/D                                            G/D
Black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom
Not yet

Dm                                  C            G
We negotiate the terms of surrender I see George Washington smile
Dm                                  F            G
We escort their men out of Yorktown They stagger home single file
Dm                                    C
Tens of thousands of people flood the streets There are screams and church bells ringing
G/B                                        A
And as our fallen foes retreat I hear the drinking song they're singing
Dm                      G
The world turned upside down
Dm                      G
The world turned upside down
Dm                      G
The world turned upside down
F/D                     G/D
The world turned upside down

Dm     F     G     G/A
Down, Down, down, down Freedom for America, freedom for France 
Dm     F     G     G/A
Down, down, down  Gotta start a new nation Gotta meet my son 
Dm     F     G     G/A
Down, down, down We won, We won, We won, We won
F                 G     Dm
The world turned upside down
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clabro14 10 Aug 12, 2017 04:54 PM

Where's the epic violin solo? Even though this is guitar

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