Hamilton - Say No To This
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.