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Bm   
How does a bastard orphan son of a whore and a
Gb   
Scotsman dropped in the middle of a
           G
Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence
                   D
Impoverished in squalor
               Gb
Grow up to be a hero and a scholar


     Bm        
The ten-dollar founding father without a father
       Gb 
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
            G
By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter
      D                          Gb
By fourteen they placed him in charge of a trading charter


     Bm
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted
 Gb
Away across the waves he struggled and kept his guard up
  G
Inside he was longing for something to be a part of
     D                         Gb
The brother was ready to beg steal borrow or barter

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Bm   
How does a bastard orphan son of a whore and a
Gb   
Scotsman dropped in the middle of a
           G
Forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence
                   D
Impoverished in squalor
               Gb
Grow up to be a hero and a scholar


     Bm        
The ten-dollar founding father without a father
       Gb 
Got a lot farther by working a lot harder
            G
By being a lot smarter

By being a self-starter
      D                          Gb
By fourteen they placed him in charge of a trading charter


     Bm
And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted
 Gb
Away across the waves he struggled and kept his guard up
  G
Inside he was longing for something to be a part of
     D                         Gb
The brother was ready to beg steal borrow or barter


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


          Bm
Well the word got around they said This kid is insane man
Gb
Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland
G
Get your education don't forget from whence you came
          D                      Gb
and the world is gonna know your name What's your name man


Bm
Alexander Hamilton
            Gb
My name is Alexander Hamilton
              G
And there's a million things I haven't done
              D              Gb
But just you wait just you wait

Bm
When he was ten his father split full of it debt-ridden
Gb G
Two years later see Alex and his mother bed-ridden half-dead

Sittin' in their own sick the scent thick


n/c -whisper-
And Alex got better but his mother went quick


Bm 
Moved in with a cousin the cousin committed suicide
Gb
Left him with nothin' but ruined pride something new inside
G
a voice saying Alex you gotta fend for yourself


D Gb
He started retreatin' and readin' every treatise on the shelf

Bm
There would have been nothing left to do

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


Gb
In New York


Just you wait!


Bm
Alexander Hamilton
G7
We are waiting in the wings for you
Em
You could never back down
Gb
You never learned to take your time
Bm
Oh Alexander Hamilton
G7
When America sings for you
Em
Will they know what you overcame
D Em
Will they know you rewrote the game
Bm G D Gb
The world will never be the same oh


Bm 
The ship is in the harbor now

See if you can spot him
D
Another immigrant
Em 
Comin' up from the bottom
Em 
His enemies destroyed his rep

America forgot him

Gb
We fought with him
Gb
Me I died for him
Gb
Me I trusted him
Em 
Me I loved him


Bm Gb
And me I'm the damn fool that shot him

Em D
There's a million things I haven't done
Gb
But just you wait

n/c
What's your name man


Bm
Alexander Hamilton

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