Lin-Manuel Miranda – In The Heights chords

N.CLights up on Washington Heights, up at the break of day
I wake up and I got this little punk I gotta chase away Pop the grate at the crack of dawn, sing While I wipe down the awning Hey ya'll good morning
N.CIce cold piragua! Parcha. China. Cherry. Strawberry. Just for today, I got mamey
Oye, piraguero, como estas? Como siempre, Senor Usnavi. [Verse 1]
BbI am Usnavi and you prob'ly never heard my name
D7Reports of my fame are greatly exaggerated
GmExacerbated by the fact that my syntax is
Ebhighly complicated cuz I emigrated from the single
Bbgreatest little place in the Caribbean
D7Dominican Republic
I love it,
D7Jesus, I'm jealous of it
GmAnd beyond that,
Ever since my folks passed on,
EbI haven't gone back
Goddamn, I gotta get on that
BbFoh! The milk has gone bad, hold up just a second
D7Why is everything in this fridge warm and tepid?
GmI better step it up and fight the heat
EbCuz I'm not making any profit if the coffee isn't light and sweet!
Abuela, my fridge broke. I've got cafe, but no con leche. Try my mother's old recipe: one can of condensed milk. Nice. Ay! Paciencia y fe! [Verse 2]
Bb D7That was Abuela, she's not really my abuela
Gm7But she practically raised me
Eb Eb/FThis corner is her escuela
BbNow you're prob'ly thinkin
D7"I'm up on shit's creek
Gm7I never been north of 96th street"
Well you must take the A train
Gm7Even farther than Harlem
Eb Eb/FTo norther Manhattan and maintain
Bb D7Get off at 181st and take the escalator
I hope your writing this down I'm gonna test you later
Bb D7 I'm getting tested times are tough on this bodega
Gm7 EbTwo months ago somebody bought Ortega's
Eb/F BbOur neighbors started packin up and pickin up
D7And ever since the rents went up
Ebmaj7It's gotten mad expensive
D7sus Am7(b5)But we live with just enough
D7 GmIn the heights
I flip my lights and start my day There are fights And endless debts
D7And bills to pay
GmIn the heights
FI can't survive without cafe
Eb D7I serve cafe
Gm F Ebmaj7Cuz tonight seems like a million years away!
D+7 En Washington-
[Verse 3]
N.CNext up to bat, the Rosarios
They run the cab company They struggle in the barrio See, their daughter Nina's off at college, tuition is mad steep So they can't sleep Everything they get is mad cheap
C E7 AmGood morning, Usnavi.
F F/GPan caliente, cafe con leche
C E7Put twenty dollars on today's lottery
AmOne ticket, that's it
F F/GHey, a man's gotta dream
C E7Don't mind him, he's all excited
Am F F/GCuz Nina just flew in at 3 AM last night
C E7 AmDon't look at me, this one's been cooking all week.
Usnavi, come over for dinner
D GThere's plenty to eat
[Verse 4]
A G D GSo then Yesenia walks in the room
A G BmShe smells sex and cheap perfume
Gm D Gm/BbIt smells like one of those trees that you hang from the rear view
DIt's true
G A G D GShe screams, "Who's in there with you, Julio?"
A G BmGrabs a bat and kicks in the door
Gm6 D G AHe's in bed with Jose from the liquor store
No me diga
D G ADaniela and Carla from the salon.
A7 D G A Thanks, Usnavi!
N.CSonny, you're late.
Chillax, you know you love me. [Verse 5]
C E7Me and my cousin runnin just another dime a dozen
Am7Mom-and-pop stop-and-shop
F F/G C E7 And, oh my God, it's gotten too darn hot like my man Cole Porter said
Am7 F F/G C E7People come through for a few cold waters and a lottery ticket, just a part of the routine
Am7Everybody's got a job
F F/GEverybody's got a dream
C E7They gossip as I sip my coffee and smirk
The first stop as people hop to work Bust it-I'm like-
C E7 Am1 dollar, 2 dollar, 1.50, 1.69
I got it
FYou want a box of condoms what kind?
CThat's two quarters
E7Two quarter waters. The New York Times
AmYou need a bag for that? The tax is added
FOnce you get some practice at it
CYou do rapid mathematics
Am FSellin maxipads and fuzzy dice for taxicabs and practically
C E7Everybody's stressed, yes, but they press through the mess
Bounce checks and wonder what's next [Chorus]
AmIn the heights
G F E7I buy my coffee and I go
AmSet my sights
G F E7On only what I need to know
AmIn the heights
G F E7Money is tight, but even so
Am G F EWhen the lights go down I blast my radio
[Verse 6]
N.C AmYou ain't got no skills
Benny! Lemme get a-
FMilky Way
Yeah, lemme also get a-
CDaily News
And a- Post And most important my-
E7susBoss' second coffee, one cream
5 sugars
AmI'm the #1 earner
The fastest learner
F Eb7 F7My boss can't keep me on the damn back burner
CYes he can
E7susI'm makin moves, I'm makin deals, but guess what?
AmYou still ain't got no skills
Hardee-har Vanessa show up yet?
FShut up!
Hey little homie don't get so upset
C Tell Vanessa how you feel
EBuy the girl a meal
On the real Or you ain't got no skills
DmMr. Johnson, I got the security deposit
FIt's locked in a box in the bottom of my closet
Gm It's not reflected in my bank statement
Bb Bbm/DbBut I've been savin to make a down payment and pay rent
Dm No, no, I won't let you down
FYo, here's your chance ask her out right now.
Gm I'll see you later we can look at that lease.
Bb A7/C#Do somethin, make your move, don't freeze-
D G/D Bm/D A/D You owe me a bottle of cold champagne
Are you moving?
D/F# G Bm AsusJust a little credit check and I'm on that downtown train
A DWell, your coffee's on the house
BmUsnavi, ask her out
ANo way
N.CI'll see you later, so..
Ebmaj7 Gb7Ooh, smooth operator, aw damn there she go!
GmYo, bro, take 5, take a walk outside
EbYou look exhausted, lost, don't let life slide!
BbThe whole hood is struggling, times are tight,
Cm9 D7susAnd you're stuck to this corner like a streetlight
[Bridge] Yeah, I'm a streetlight Choking on the heat The world spins around While I'm frozen to my seat The people that I know All keep rolling down the street But every day is different So I'm switchin up the beat
GmCuz my parents came with nothing
They got a little more
FAnd sure, we're poor, but yo,
At least we got the store
EbAnd it's all about the legacy
They left with me, it's destiny
D7susAnd one day I'll be on a beach
D7With Sonny writing checks to me
GmIn the heights
F EbI hang my flag up on display
DWe came to work and to live and we got a lot in common
Gm F/AIt reminds me that I came from miles away
Gm/Bb CmDR, PR, we are not stoppin
Gm/DIn the heights
F/EbEvery day, paciencia y fe
D/F# E/G# Until the day we go from poverty to stock options
F/AIn the heights
G/BI've got today
F/C G/D F/EAnd today's all we got so we cannot stop
G/FThis is our block
G#+ AmIn the heights
G F E7I hang my flag up on display
Lo le lo le lo lai lai lo le
Am G FIt reminds that I came from miles away
E+7My family came from miles away
AmIn the heights
G F E7It gets more expensive every day
Am G/BAnd tonight is so far away-
F/CBut as for manana, mi pana
DmYa gotta keep watchin
EsusYou'll see the late night
EYou'll taste beans and rice
Am/EThe syrups and shaved ice,
EI ain't gotta say it twice
F/ESo turn up the stage lights
We're takin a flight
E7susTo a couple days
In the life of what it's like
AmEn Washington Heights!
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