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Say No To This from Hamilton (by Lin-Manuel Miranda) F#m [BURR] D7 F#m D7 There’s nothing like summer in the city F#m D7 Someone under stress meets someone looking pretty Faug There’s trouble in the air, you can smell it And Alexander’s by himself. I’ll let him tell it [HAMILTON] A I hadn’t slept in a week I was weak, I was awake Aaug You never seen a bastard orphan More in need of a break F#m/A Longing for Angelica Missing my wife A7 That’s when Miss Maria Reynolds walked into my life, she said: [MARIA] A I know you are a man of honor Aaug I’m so sorry to bother you at home F#m/A A7 But I don’t know where to go, and I came here all alone… [HAMILTON] She said: [MARIA] A My husband’s doin’ me wrong Aaug Beatin’ me, cheatin’ me, mistreatin’ me... F#m/A Suddenly he’s up and gone A7 I don’t have the means to go on [HAMILTON] F#m D7 So I offered her a loan, I offered to walk her home, she said [MARIA] You’re too kind, sir [HAMILTON] F#m I gave her thirty bucks that I had socked away D7 She lived a block away, she said: [MARIA] This one’s mine, sir [HAMILTON] F#m Then I said, “well, I should head back home,” D7 She turned red, she led me to her bed Let her legs spread and said: [MARIA] Faug Stay? [HAMILTON] Hey… [MARIA] Hey… [HAMILTON] That’s when I began to pray: A Lord, show me how to Say no to this Aaug I don’t know how to Say no to this F#m/A But my God, she looks so helpless A7 And her body’s saying, “hell, yes” [MARIA] A Whoa... [HAMILTON] Nooo, show me how to [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] Say no to this [HAMILTON] Aaug I don’t know how to [HAMILTON/ENSEMBLE] Say no to this [HAMILTON] F#m/A In my mind, I’m tryin’ to go (ENSEMBLE) Go! Go! Go! [HAMILTON] A7 D Then her mouth is on mine, and I don’t say… [ENSEMBLE] A No! No! Say no to this! Aaug No! No! Say no to this! F#m/A No! No! Say no to this! A7 No! No! Say no to this! [HAMILTON] A I wish I could say that was the last time Aaug I said that last time. It became a pastime F#m/A A month into this endeavor I received a letter A7 From a Mr. James Reynolds, even better, it said: [JAMES] A5* Dear Sir, I hope this letter finds you in good health And in a prosperous enough position to put wealth In the pockets of people like me: down on their luck You see, that was my wife who you decided to [HAMILTON] Fuuuu— [JAMES] Uh-oh! You made the wrong sucker a cuckold So time to pay the piper for the pants you unbuckled And hey, you can keep seein’ my whore wife If the price is right: if not I’m telling your wife [HAMILTON] F#m I hid the letter and I raced to her place D7 Screamed “How could you?!” in her face She said: [MARIA] No, sir! [HAMILTON] F#m Half dressed, apologetic. A mess, she looked D7 Pathetic, she cried: [MARIA] Please don’t go, sir! [HAMILTON] F#m So was your whole story a setup? [MARIA] I don’t know about any letter! [HAMILTON] E/F# Stop crying Goddamnit, get up! [MARIA] E I didn’t know any better [HAMILTON] D I am ruined... [MARIA] / [HAMILTON] Please don’t leave me with him / I am E D helpless / helpless, how could I do Just give him what he wants / this? E D and you can have me / I don't want you Whatever you want, / I don't want you [MARIA] Bbm If you pay / I don't... Bb B You can stay [HAMILTON] B Lord, show me how to / [ENSEMBLE] Say no to this / Say no to this! Baug I don't know how to Say no to this Abm/B But the situation's helpless / Helpless B7 And her body's screaming Hell yes / Whoa! B No, show me how to Say no to this / Say no to this! Baug How can I Say no to this? / Say no to this! Abm/B There is nowhere I can go / Go go go B7 When her body's on E mine I do not say... [ENSEMBLE] / [HAMILTON/MARIA] B No! / Yes! Say no to this! Baug No! / Yes! Say no to this! Abm/B No! / Yes! Say no to this! B7 No! / Yes! Say no to this! B [HAMILTON] Say no to this / [MARIA] Baug I don't say no to this / Don't say no to this Abm/B There is nowhere I can go [ENSEMBLE] Go go go B7 [JAMES] So? [HAMILTON] Nobody needs to know B Baug Abm/B B7 *you could play this section as A5 or just do the notes (G A A G A) OR don't play anything.