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ALEXANDER HAMILTON – Alexander Hamilton Chords for Guitar and Piano

ALEXANDER HAMILTON – Alexander Hamilton Chords for Guitar and Piano

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This song is from the album Hamilton: An American Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording)(2015), released on 25 September 2015.
This album was produced by Bill Sherman, Black Thought, ?uestlove, Alex Lacamoire , Lin-Manuel Miranda. It is originally in the key of B Minor. You can change it to any key you want, using the Transpose option. The average tempo is 67 BPM. These chords are simple and easy to play on the guitar or piano.

 
Original Key: B Minor
Time Signature: 4/4
Tempo: 67
Suggested Strumming: DU,DU,DU,DU
c h o r d  z o n e . o r g
 [INTRO]

 F#
 . 
 [VERSE]
                Bm
 How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a
    F#
 Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten
   G                                                     D
 Spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor
                  F#
 Grow up to be a hero and a scholar?
 
  Bm
 The ten-dollar Founding Father without a father
        F#
 Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
             G
 By being a lot smarter
 G
 By being a self-starter
         D                         F#
 By fourteen, they placed him in charge of a trading charter

 [VERSE]
  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                          F#
 The brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter

 [VERSE]
   Bm
 Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned
     F#
 Our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain
         G
 Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain
          D                            F#sus4          F#
 And he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain

 [VERSE]
           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                       F#
 The world's gonna know your name. What’s your name, man?”

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 [CHORUS]
 Bm
 Alexander Hamilton
               F#
 My name is Alexander Hamilton
                G
 And there's a million things I haven't done
               D                F#
 But just you wait, just you wait...

 [VERSE]
              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
     F#
 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, something new inside
    G
 A voice saying
 G
 “Alex, you gotta fend for yourself.”
                  D                          F#
 He started retreatin' and readin' every treatise on the shelf
 
 Bm
 There would have been nothin’ left to do
 Bm
 For someone less astute
                 F#
 He woulda been dead or destitute
 F#
 Without a cent of restitution
            G
 Started workin', clerkin' for his late mother's landlord
  D                                F#
 Tradin’ sugar cane and rum and all the 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 (ooh)
      G
 The bow of a ship headed for a new land
    D                        F#
 In New York you can be a new man

 [BRIDGE]
  Bm
 In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait)
   F#
 In New York you can be a new man (Just you wait)
     Em
 In New York you can be a new man
    F#sus4
 In New York, New York

 Just you wait!
                                                           
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 [CHORUS]
  Bm
 Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
          F#
 We are waiting in the wings for you (waiting in the wings for you)
           Em
 You could never back down
                                  F#
 You never learned to take your time!

 Bm
 Oh, Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton)
      F#
 When America sings for you
           Em
 Will they know what you overcame?
             D                    F#
 Will they know you rewrote the game?
    Bm            F#    D         F#
 The world will never be the same, oh

 [VERSE]
    Bm
 The ship is in the harbor now
   A
 See if you can spot him
            D
 Just you wait
  D
 Another immigrant
  Em
 Comin’ up from the bottom
            G
 Just you wait
 G
 His enemies destroyed his rep
  F#
 America forgot him
 F#sus4
 We fought with him
 F#
 Me? I died for him
 F#
 Me? I trusted him
 
 Me? I loved him
 
 And me? I'm the damn fool that shot him

 [CHORUS]
            G               A         D  
 There's a million things I haven’t done
                F#sus4 F#
 But just you wait!
 
 What's your name, man?
                Bm
 Alexander Hamilton!

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