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Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton chords

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Chords:
Bm - x24432
F# - 244322
G - 355433 (Barre G - sounds better)
OR
G - 320003 (Easier but doesn't sound as good in this song)
D - xx0232
A-9 - x02320  (Basically D shifted over one string)
F#sus4 - 224422
Em - 022000

h = hammer-on
p = pull-off
\ = slide

KNOCK ON GUITAR WITH KNUCKLES ON THE BEAT

-INTRO-

Bm

            - VERSE 1 -
            How does a
e| -----9--7-|-5---------|
B| --7-------|-----------|
G| ----------|-----------|
D| ----------|-----------|
A| ----------|-----------|
E| ----------|-----------|

Bm
Bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a 
F#
Scotsman dropped in the middle of a forgotten
G                                                   D                       A-9
spot in the Carribean by providence impoverished in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?
    Bm
The ten-dollar Founding Father without a father
      F#
Got a lot farther by workin’ a lot harder
           G
By bein’ a lot smarter
By bein’ a self-starter
            D                   A-9
By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter
    Bm
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted
 F#
Away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up
  G
Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of
    D                         A-9
The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter
        Bm                                          F# (let ring)
e| ------2p0h2----------------|--------9--7--5-|-----2p0h2------|-----------------------2--0----------------|
B| ------3(let ring)----------|----------------|-7---2----------|---------------------0------3--0-----------|
G| ------4(let ring)----------|----------------|-----3----------|-------------------------------------------|
D| ------4(let ring)----------|----------------|-----4----------|-------------------------------------------|
A| ---------------------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------------------------------|
E| ---------------------------|----------------|----------------|-------------------------------------------|
Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned, our man saw his future drip, drippin’ down the drain
      G
Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
       D                          A-9
And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain
         Bm
Well the word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, man!”
F#
Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland
G
“Get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and
D                                 A-9
The world’s gonna know your name! What’s your name, man?"
- CHORUS 1 -
Bm
Alexander Hamilton
              F# (let ring)                    G (let ring)
e| -------2-|--2------|-------------|-----------3---------|----------|
B| -0--3----|--2------|-----------0-|-3--\--2p--3---------|----------|
G| ---------|--3------|-------------|-----------4---------|----------|
D| ---------|--4------|-------------|-----------5---------|----------|
A| ---------|--4------|-------------|-----------5---------|----------|
E| ---------|--2------|-------------|-----------3---------|----------|
  My name is Alexander Hamilton, and there’s a million things I haven’t done
             D              A-9
But just you wait, just you wait

- VERSE 2 -
            Bm 
When he was ten, his father split, full of it, debt-ridden
    F#
Two years later, see Alex and his mother, bed-ridden
     G
Half-dead, sittin’ in their own sick, the scent thick
(NO CHORDS)
And Alex got better but his mother went quick

Bm
Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide
F#
Left him with nothin’ but ruined pride, somethin’ new inside
  G
A voice saying "(Alex) you gotta fend for yourself"
           D                            A-9
He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf
      Bm
There would’ve been nothin’ left to do for someone less astute
                 F#
He would’ve been dead or destitute without a cent of restitution
        G
Started workin’, clerkin’ for his late mother’s landlord
D                              A-9
Tradin’ sugar cane and rum and other things he can’t afford
Bm
Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on
F#
Plannin’ for the future, see him now as he stands on 
    G
The bow of a ship headed for a new land

- BRIDGE -

   D                A-9
In New York you can be a new man
   Bm
In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait)
   A-9
In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait)
   G
In New York you can be a new man
F#
In New York
           New York
MUTE
Just you wait


Bm
Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
       F#
We are waiting in the wings for you (waiting in the wings for you)
          G
You could never back down
    D                   A-9 MUTE
You never learned to take your  time
A-9 Bm
Oh, Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
     F#
When America sings for you
          G
Will they know what you overcame?
          D                    A-9
Will they know you rewrote the game?
        Bm           F#     G     A-9
The world will never be the same, oh
Bm
The ship is in the harbor now, see if you can spot him
F#                                              (Just you wait)
Another immigrant comin’ up from the bottom
G                                   (Just you wait)
His enemies destroyed his rep, America forgot him
F#sus4          F#
We fought with him
F#sus4         F#
Me? I died for him
F#sus4        F#
Me? I trusted him
F#sus4      F#
Me? I loved him
        Bm                              Em
And me? I’m the damn fool that shot him
There’s a million things I haven’t done
             F#sus4
But just you wait
(NO CHORD)
What’s your name, man?
Bm
Alexander Hamilton!

Bm

            
            
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