INTRO F#. VERSE How does a bast[Bm]ard, orphan, son of a whore and a Sco[F#]tsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten Sp[G]ot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in sq[D]ualor Grow to be a h[F#]ero and a scholar? T[Bm]he ten-dollar Founding Father without a father Got a l[F#]ot farther by working a lot harder By being a l[G]ot smarter [G]By being a self-starter By fourt[D]een, they placed him in ch[F#]arge of a trading charter VERSE A[Bm]nd every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted Away a[F#]cross the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up Insi[G]de, he was longing for something to be a part of The b[D]rother was ready to beg, st[F#]eal, borrow, or barter VERSE Th[Bm]en a hurricane came, and devastation reigned Our [F#]man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain Put a pe[G]ncil to his temple, connected it to his brain And he wr[D]ote his first refrain, a test[F#sus4]ament to his pai[F#]n VERSE Well, the [Bm]word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, man” To[F#]ok up a collection just to send him to the mainland “[G]Get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and The wo[D]rld's gonna know your na[F#]me. What’s your name, man?” CHORUS [Bm]Alexander Hamilton My name is Ale[F#]xander Hamilton And there's a m[G]illion things I haven't done But just you w[D]ait, just you wai[F#]t... VERSE When he was t[Bm]en his father split, full of it, debt-ridden Two yea[F#]rs later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden Half-de[G]ad sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick And [F#]Alex got better but his mother went quick Mo[Bm]ved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide Lef[F#]t him with nothin' but ruined pride, something new inside A v[G]oice saying [G]“Alex, you gotta fend for yourself.” He started retrea[D]tin' and readin' every trea[F#]tise on the shelf [Bm]There would have been nothin’ left to do [Bm]For someone less astute He woulda been d[F#]ead or destitute [F#]Without a cent of restitution Started wor[G]kin', clerkin' for his late mother's landlord T[D]radin’ sugar cane and rum and all[F#] the things he can’t afford [Bm]Scammin' for every book he can get his hands on Pl[F#]annin' for the future see him now as he stands on (ooh) The b[G]ow of a ship headed for a new land In [D]New York you can be a new[F#] man BRIDGE I[Bm]n New York you can be a new man (Just you wait) In[F#] New York you can be a new man (Just you wait) In N[Em]ew York you can be a new man In [F#sus4]New York, New York Just you wait! CHORUS A[Bm]lexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton) We are wa[F#]iting in the wings for you (waiting in the wings for you) You could [Em]never back down You never learned to take your ti[F#]me! [Bm]Oh, Alexander Hamilton (Alexander Hamilton) When [F#]America sings for you Will they [Em]know what you overcame? Will they kn[D]ow you rewrote the ga[F#]me? The[Bm] world will ne[F#]ver be[D] the same,[F#] oh VERSE The[Bm] ship is in the harbor now Se[A]e if you can spot him Just you wa[D]it A[D]nother immigrant C[Em]omin’ up from the bottom Just you wa[G]it [G]His enemies destroyed his rep A[F#]merica 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 There's a m[G]illion things I [A]haven’t do[D]ne But just you wa[F#sus4]it! [F#] What's your name, man? Alexander Hamil[Bm]ton!