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Hamilton - Wait For It chords

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  • This version is in the original key.
  • Capo on 1st and based off https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO0XJMKMwUA.
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This may not be entirely accurate to the piano on the soundtrack, but it's certainly playable!

Capo 1

[Intro]

C Am Em (2x)

C         Am                      Em
Theodosia writes me a letter everyday
C                   Am                         Em
I'm keeping the bed warm while her husband is away
C                           Am
He's on the British side in Georgia
     Em
He's trying to keep the colonies in line
C                      Am
But he can keep all of Georgia
    Em
Theodosia, she's mine

C                    F                                G
Love doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes
    Am                   F                 C                       G
And we keep loving anyway, we laugh and we cry and we break and we make our mistakes
    Am                  F                    C                   G
And if there's a reason I'm by her side when so many have tried
                    Am           F
Then I'm willing to wait for it
               G
I'm willing to wait for it

C                    Am                 Em
My grandfather was a fire and brimstone preacher
C                             Am                       Em
But there are things that the homilies and hymns won't teach ya
C               Am
My mother was a genius
   Em
My father commanded respect
C                   Am
When they died they left no instructions
Em
Just a legacy to protect

C                     F                                G
Death doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes
Am                   F                C                        G
We keep living anyway, we rise and we fall and we break and we make our mistakes
Am                      F                     C                         G
And if there's a reason I'm still alive while everyone who loves me has died
               Am          F
I'm willing to wait for it
               G
I'm willing to wait for it

Am            F
(Wait for it, wait for it)
C                     G              Am   F
I am the one thing in life I can control
C                G                Am   F
I am inimitable, I am an original
C               G                 Am    F
I'm not falling behind or running late
C                G                    Am    F
I'm not standing still, I am lying in wait

C                 G              Am      F
Hamilton faces an endless uphill climb
C                          G                    Am   F
He has something to prove, he has nothing to lose
C                    G                      Am     F
Hamilton's pace is relentless, he wastes no time
C                  Em
What is it like in his shoes?

Am                        F                 C
Hamilton doesn't hesitate, he exhibits no restraint and he takes and he takes and he takes
    Am                     F             C
And he keeps winning anyway, changes the game he plays and he raises the stakes
    Am                  F                       C                    G
And if there's a reason he seems to thrive when so few survive, then goddamnit
               Am          F
I'm willing to wait for it
               C
I'm willing to wait for it

Am                   F                                C                       G
Life doesn't discriminate between the sinners and the saints, it takes and it takes and it takes
Am                   F                C                        G
We keep living anyway, we rise and we fall and we break and we make our mistakes
    Am                  F                     C                 G
And if there's a reason I'm still alive while so many have died, then I'm willing to—

Am F C G
       Wait for it
Am F        C      G
       Wait for it

Am

            
            
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vrindadesh 10 Dec 15, 2015 11:03 AM

if u wanna play it in the same key as the soundtrack, just raise it half a step (:

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Cavala 27 Dec 22, 2015 01:32 PM

Lack of accuracy. The choruses are pretty much all Am, C, G, G. I couldn't hear that many Fs in the original track.

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halloweencziko 10 Apr 22, 2016 06:49 AM

Any tips on the strumming pattern?

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