Hamilton - Whatd I Miss
[Intro] Bm F# G Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen... Se- se- seventeen... D F#sus/A# Seventeen eighty-nine [Verse 1] Bm How does the bastard orphan F# Immigrant decorated war vet Unite the colonies through more debt? G Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit? D Have it all, lose it all F#sus/A# You ready for more yet? Bm Treasury Secretary. Washington's the President F# Ev'ry American experiment sets a precedent G Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him D F#sus/A# Pissed him off until we had a two-party system Bm You haven't met him yet, you haven't had the chance F# 'cause he's been kickin' ass as the ambassador to France G But someone's gotta keep the American promise D F#sus/A# Bm You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! [Intermission] Bm/A G Thomas Jefferson's coming home! F#sus/A# Bm Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Bm/A G Thomas Jefferson's coming home! F#sus/A# Bm Thomas Jefferson's coming home! Bm/A G G Thomas Jefferson's coming home Lord F F E E D# D# D# F D He's been off in Paris for so long! [Verse 2] Gm C D Gm C D Gm France is following us to revolution D There is no more status quo Gm C But the sun comes up and the world still spins D D7 Gm I helped Lafayette draft a declaration C D Then I said, 'I gotta go Gm I gotta be in Monticello.' Now the work at E/G# A Home begins... [Chorus 1] D7 So what'd I miss? What'd I miss? G7 D7 Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss F6 G7 I've been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies... F6 G7 I guess I basic'lly missed the late eighties... Bm Bm/A Bm/G# I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this... A C D7 There's a letter on my desk from the President Haven't even put my bags down yet G7 Sally be a lamb, darlin', won'tcha open it? D7 It says the President's assembling a cabinet F6 G7 And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great! F6 G7 And that I'm already Senate-approved... Bm Bm/A Bm/G# I just got home and now I'm headed up to New York A Headin' to New York! Headin' to New York! [Chorus 2] D7 Lookin' at the rolling fields ENSEMBLE: I can't believe that we are free Believe that we are free G7 Ready to face Whatever's awaiting D7 Me in N.Y.C. Me in N.Y.C. F6 F6 G7 G7 But who's waitin' for me when I step in the place? F6 F6 G7 G7 My friend James Madison, red in the face Bm He grabs my arm and G7/D I respond G7/E G7/F C/E D "What's go----in' on?" [Verse 3] Gm D Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation's very soul Gm C Can you get us out of the mess we're in? D Gm Hamilton's new financial plan is nothing less C D Than government control Gm I've been fighting for the South alone E/G# Where have you been? N.C. Uh...France. We have to win [Chorus 3] D7 What'd I miss? Wha? Wha? What'd I miss? D7 What'd I miss? I've come home to this? G7 Headfirst into a political abyss! D7 Headfirst, into the abyss! F6 G7 I have my first cabinet meeting today Chik-a-pow! F6 G7 I guess I better think of something to say Bm Bm/A# Bm/A I'm already on my way Bm/G# F Let's get to the bottom of this... D C Bm What did I miss? Ahhh ah! [Outro] Bm/A G G/A Mr. Jefferson, welcome home F#sus/A# Bm Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton Bm/A G G/A Mr. Jefferson, welcome home F#sus/A# Bm Bm/A# Bm Mr. Jefferson, welcome home G/B Mr. Jefferson, welcome home G/B F/A F/A E/G# E/G# D#/G D#/G F/A C Sir, you've been off in Paris for so long! D So what did I miss?