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Hamilton - My Shot ukulele

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[Hamilton]

     Em                       Em F#m
I am not throwing away my shot
     G                       G
I am not throwing away my shot
    G#dim    Am
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
    Bm  C
And I'm not throwing away my shot

B

          Em                            
I'mma get scholarship to King's College
     Em       F#m                G
I probably shouldn't brag, but dag, I amaze and astonish
     G        G#dim    Am
The problem is I got a lot of brains, but no polish
   Am        Bm            C
I gotta holler just to be heard
With every word I drop knowledge

      Em
I'm a diamond in the rough, a shiny piece of coal
F#m        G                                            G#dim     Am
Tryin' to reach my goal, my power of speech: unimpeachable
                      Bm
Only nineteen, but my mind is older
      C                       B
These New York City streets getting colder, I shoulder
      Em                      
Ev'ry burden, ev'ry disadvantage
                        F#m    G
I have learned to manage. I don't have a gun to brandish
                       N.C.
I walk these streets famished
    Am                  Bm
The plan is to fan this spark into a flame
     C                           B
But damn, it's getting dark, so let me spell out my name
I am the


[Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, Laurens]

Em             F#m
A-L, E-X, A-N, D
G
E-R—we are—meant to be


[Hamilton]

     Am                       Bm
A colony that runs independently
           C                      B
Meanwhile, Britain keeps shitting on us endlessly
      Em                      
Essentially, they tax us relentlessly
F#m        G
Then King George turns around, runs a spending spree
G#dim     Am                  Bm
He ain't never gonna set his descendants free
              C              B
So there will be a revolution in this century

N.C.
ENTER ME!


[Laurens, Lafayette, Mulligan]

    Em
(He says in parentheses)


[Hamilton]

F#m       G
Don't be shocked when your history book mentions me
G#dim   Am               Bm 
I will lay down my life if it sets us free
  C                       B
Eventually you'll see my ascendancy


[Hamilton & Laurens]

         Em                        Em  F#m   
And I am not throwing away my shot (my shot)
     G                       G     
I am not throwing away my shot (my shot)
    G#dim    Am
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry


[Hamilton & Laurens]

Bm      C                    B
And I'm not throwing away my shot

Hamilton, Mulligan, Laurens, L


[Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, Laurens]

Em                        Em  F#m
I am not throwing away my shot
G                        G
I am not throwing away my shot
    G#dim    Am 
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
    Bm  C                   B
And I'm not throwing away my shot
                    Em
It's time to take a shot!


[Lafayette]

Em                               Em F#m
I dream of life without the monarchy
G                                    G  G#dim
The unrest in France will lead to "onarchy"
Am                                    Am  Bm  C
"Onarchy?" How you say, how you s—Oh, anarchy!
                                   B
When I fight I make the other side panicky
With my


[Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, Laurens]

Em
Shot!


[Mulligan]

Em                           F#m
Yo, I'm a tailor's apprentice
      G                                  G#dim
And I got y'all knuckleheads in loco parentis
     Am                                          Bm
I'm joining the rebellion cuz I know it's my chance
    C                           B
To socially advance, instead of sewin' some pants
I'm gonna take a


[Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, Laurens]

Em
Shot!


[Laurens]

              Em                 F#m
Eh, but we'll never be truly free
   G                                                   G#dim
Until those in bondage have the same rights as you and me
Am                                        Bm     C
You and I, do or die, wait till I sally in on a stallion
               B
With the first black battalion
Have another


[Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan, Laurens]

Em
Shot!


[Burr]

Em                      Em F#m
Geniuses, lower your voices
    G                                 G    G#dim
You keep out of trouble, and you double your choices
    Am                      Am    Bm
I'm with you, but the situation is fraught
                            C
You've got to be carefully taught:
                               Gm (once)
If you talk, you're gonna get shot!


[Hamilton]

Em                     F#m
Burr, check what we got
    G                               G#dim
Mr. Lafayette hard rock like Lancelot
             Am
I think your pants look hot
     Bm
Laurens, I like you a lot
              C                           B   
Let's hatch a plot blacker than the kettle callin' the pot
             Em                                         F#m
What are the odds the gods would put us all in one spot
G
Poppin' a squat on conventional wisdom, like it or not
G#dim       Am                 Bm        C
A bunch of revolutionary manumission abolitionists
N.C.
Give me a position, show me where the ammunition is

Oh, am I talkin' too loud?
Sometimes I get over excited, shoot off at the mouth
I never had a group of friends before
I promise that I'll make y'all proud


[Laurens]

Let's get this guy in front of a crowd!


[Company]

     Em                        F#m
I am not throwing away my shot
     G                       
I am not throwing away my shot
    G#dim    Am
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
        C                B
And I'm not throwing away my shot

     Em                        F#m
I am not throwing away my shot
     G                       
I am not throwing away my shot
    G#dim    Am
Hey yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
        C                B
And I'm not throwing away my shot


[Laurens, Hamilton, Lafayette, Mulligan]

Everybody sing
Em                                         G
Woah-woah, wo-oh-oh (Woah-woah, wo-oh-oh) 
Hey
                    Am
Wo-oh-oh (Wo-oh-oh)
Wooh!!
                    C
Wo-oh-oh (Wo-oh-oh)
                        B
Sing let 'em hear ya (Yeah)


[Laurens & Company]

           Em                F#m  G
Let's go! (Woah-woah, wo-oh-oh)
I said, shout it to the rooftops
  G#dim   Am
(Wo-oh-oh)
Said to the rooftops
    Bm  C
(Wo-oh-oh)
Now come on
  B
(Yeah)
Now come on, let's go


[Laurens]

Em
Rise up
                                 F#m   G 
When you're living on your knees, you rise up
                            G#dim   Am
Tell your brother that he's got to rise up
                            Bm     C
Tell your sister that she's got to rise up


[Laurens & Ensemble & Company]

          B                   Em
When are these colonies gonna rise up
(Whoa, woah)
                        F#m    G
When are these colonies gonna rise up (Woah)
                        G#dim  Am
When are these colonies gonna rise up (Woah)
                        Bm    C
When are these colonies gonna rise up (Woah)
B
Rise up


[Hamilton]

          Em
I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
                  G
When's it's gonna get me?
In my sleep? Seven feet ahead of me?
Am
If I see it coming, do I run or do I let it be?
C                          B
Is it like a beat without a melody?
             Em
See, I never thought I'd live past twenty
                  G
Where I come from some get half as many
            Am
Ask anybody why we livin' fast and we laugh, reach for a flask
C                                B
We have to make this moment last, that's plenty

Em
Scratch that
                                    F#m  G
This is not a moment, it's the movement
                                                   G#dim
Where all the hungriest brothers with something to prove went
Am                                 Bm
Foes oppose us, we take an honest stand
C                  B
We roll like Moses, claimin' our Promised Land

Em                         F#m
And? If we win our independence?
G                                        G#dim
'Zat a guarantee of freedom for our descendants?
Am                                     Bm
Or will the blood we shed begin an endless
C                      B
Cycle of vengeance and death with no defendants?

Em
I know the action in the street is excitin'
          G
But Jesus, between all the bleedin' 'n fightin'
                              Am
I've been readin' 'n writin'
                                      Bm
We need to handle our financial situation
C                          B
Are we a nation of states? What's the state of our nation?

Em                               Em           F#m       G
I'm past patiently waitin'! I'm passionately smashin' every expectation
               G     G#dim     
Every action's an act of creation
     Am
I'm laughin' in the face of casualties and sorrow
        C
For the first time, I'm thinkin' past tomorrow


[Hamilton & Company]

B        Em                       F#m
And I am not throwin' away my shot
     G                      
I am not throwin' away my shot
     G#dim    Am
Hey, yo, I'm just like my country
I'm young, scrappy, and hungry
        C                  B
And I'm not throwin' away my shot


[Hamilton, Mulligan, Laurens & Ensemble]

We gonna 
 Em                       
rise up; time to take a shot
(Not thrown’ away my shot)

   F#m
We gonna 

G
rise up; time to take a shot
(Not throwin’ away my shot)

   G#dim
We gonna 

Am
(rise up, rise up)


[Hamilton]

It’s time to take a shot


[Hamilton, Mulligan, Laurens & Ensemble]

 C
(Rise up, rise up)

It’s time to take a shot (rise up, rise up)
(Wo-oah) Time to take a shot (rise up)
Take a shot, a shot, a shot, (Oh-Oh, oh)

C
A-yo, it's time to take a shot (Woah, oh-oh oh)
Time to take a shot (Woah-oh)
And I am (And I am)

N.C.
Not throwing away my


[Company]

B   B    B   B   B              E5
Not throwing away my shot!  

            
            
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annadavisssss 10 Apr 03, 2016 07:25 PM

The chords really just do not match the song when you listen to it

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