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Hamilton - Alexander Hamilton ukulele

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(BURR)
            Am   
How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a 
E   
Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a 
           F
Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence
                   C
Impoverished, in squalor
                G#dim
Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?


(LAURENS)
     Am        
The ten-dollar founding father without a father
       E 
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
            F
By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter
      C                          G#dim
By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter


(JEFFERSON)
     Am
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted 
 E
Away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up
  F
Inside he was longing for something to be a part of
     C                         G#dim
The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter


(MADISON)
        Am 
Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned
     E
Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain
       F
Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
        C                          Esus4          E
And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain


(BURR)
          Am
Well the word got around, they said, "This kid is insane, man"
E
Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland
F
"Get your education, don't forget from whence you came
          C                      G#dim
and the world is gonna know your name. What's your name, man?"


(HAMILTON)
Am
Alexander Hamilton
            E
My name is Alexander Hamilton
              F
And there's a million things I haven't done
              C              E
But just you wait, just you wait...


(ELIZA)
            Am
When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden
     E                                                   F
Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden half-dead

Sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick


(COMPANY)
N/A
And Alex got better but his mother went quick


(WASHINGTON)
Am    
Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide
E
Left him with nothin' but ruined pride, something new inside
  F
A voice saying


(WASHINGTON)                     //    (COMPANY)
"You gotta fend for yourself"    //    "Alex, you gotta fend for yourself"

(WASHINGTON)
               C                         G#dim
He started retreatin' and readin' every treatise on the shelf


(BURR)
      Am
There would have been nothing left to do

For someone less astute, he woulda been
E
Dead or destitute without a sense of restitution
         F
Started workin', clerkin' for his late mother's landlord
C                              G#dim
Tradin' sugar cane and rum and all the things he can't afford
Am
Scammin' for every book he can get his hands on
E
Plannin' for the future see him now as he stands on
    F
The bow of a ship headed for a new land
   C                G#dim
In New York you can be a new man


(COMPANY)
   Am
In New York you can   //  (HAMILTON)

Be a new man          //  Just you wait
   Adim
In New York you can   // (HAMILTON)

Be a new man          //  Just you wait
   Am/E
In New York you can

Be a new man


(WOMEN)
   E
In New York--

(MEN)
New York

(HAMILTON)
Just you wait!

(COMPANY)
Am
Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
        F7
We are waiting in the wings for you (waiting in the wings for you)
           Dm
You could never back down
                                E
You never learned to take your time
     Am
Oh, Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
      F7
When America sings for you
           Dm
Will they know what you overcame?
           C                   Dm
Will they know you rewrote the game?
     Am         F    C      E7
The world will never be the same, oh


(BURR)
    Am              
The ship is in the harbor now  //  (COMPANY)
Am/C              
See if you can spot him        //  Just you wait
 C        
Another immigrant 
    Dm              
Comin' up from the bottom      //  Just you wait
     Dm *          
His enemies destroyed his rep
        
America forgot him


(MULLIGAN/MADISON & LAFAYETTE/JEFFERSON)
Esus4   E
We fought with him

(LAURENS/PHILLIP)
Esus4      E
Me? I died for him

(WASHINGTON)
Dsus2  Asus/D
Me? I trusted him

(ELIZA & ANGELICA & PEGGY/MARIA)
Dm       Dm9
Me? I loved him

(BURR)
   Am/E
And me? I'm the damn fool that shot him

(COMPANY)
           Dm                            C
There's a million things I haven't done
             Esus4
But just you wait!

(BURR)

What's your name, man?

(COMPANY)
Am
Alexander Hamilton!

Am

            
            
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abbyiero 69 Mar 08, 2016 09:00 AM

The chords just dont sound right. Maybe it's me but it just seems inaccurate. Playing the guitar chords sounded fine when played on the uke, this one just seems a little off

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ooliviaa 10 Oct 23, 2016 06:40 PM

I agree with you.

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karro_manga 10 Apr 08, 2016 12:06 AM

If you transpose it +2 it sounds much more like the original recording :)

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