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Lin-Manuel Miranda – In The Heights chords
[Intro]N.CLights up on Washington Heights, up at the break of dayI 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 morningN.CIce cold piragua! Parcha. China. Cherry. Strawberry. Just for today, I got mameyOye, piraguero, como estas? Como siempre, Senor Usnavi. [Verse 1]BbI am Usnavi and you prob'ly never heard my nameD7Reports of my fame are greatly exaggeratedGmExacerbated by the fact that my syntax isEbhighly complicated cuz I emigrated from the singleBbgreatest little place in the CaribbeanD7Dominican RepublicI love it,D7Jesus, I'm jealous of itGmAnd beyond that,Ever since my folks passed on,EbI haven't gone backGoddamn, I gotta get on thatBbFoh! The milk has gone bad, hold up just a secondD7Why is everything in this fridge warm and tepid?GmI better step it up and fight the heatEbCuz I'm not making any profit if the coffee isn't light and sweet!N.COoo-ooo!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 abuelaGm7But she practically raised meEb Eb/FThis corner is her escuelaBbNow you're prob'ly thinkinD7"I'm up on shit's creekGm7I never been north of 96th street"Well you must take the A trainGm7Even farther than HarlemEb Eb/FTo norther Manhattan and maintainBb D7Get off at 181st and take the escalatorI hope your writing this down I'm gonna test you laterBb D7 I'm getting tested times are tough on this bodegaGm7 EbTwo months ago somebody bought Ortega'sEb/F BbOur neighbors started packin up and pickin upD7And ever since the rents went upEbmaj7It's gotten mad expensiveD7sus Am7(b5)But we live with just enough[Chorus]D7 GmIn the heightsI flip my lights and start my day There are fights And endless debtsD7And bills to payGmIn the heightsFI can't survive without cafeEb D7I serve cafeGm F Ebmaj7Cuz tonight seems like a million years away!D+7 En Washington-[Verse 3]N.CNext up to bat, the RosariosThey 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 cheapC E7 AmGood morning, Usnavi.F F/GPan caliente, cafe con lecheC E7Put twenty dollars on today's lotteryAmOne ticket, that's itF F/GHey, a man's gotta dreamC E7Don't mind him, he's all excitedAm F F/GCuz Nina just flew in at 3 AM last nightC E7 AmDon't look at me, this one's been cooking all week.Usnavi, come over for dinnerD GThere's plenty to eat[Verse 4]A G D GSo then Yesenia walks in the roomA G BmShe smells sex and cheap perfumeGm D Gm/BbIt smells like one of those trees that you hang from the rear viewDIt's trueG A G D GShe screams, "Who's in there with you, Julio?"A G BmGrabs a bat and kicks in the doorGm6 D G AHe's in bed with Jose from the liquor storeNo me digaD 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 dozenAm7Mom-and-pop stop-and-shopF F/G C E7 And, oh my God, it's gotten too darn hot like my man Cole Porter saidAm7 F F/G C E7People come through for a few cold waters and a lottery ticket, just a part of the routineAm7Everybody's got a jobF F/GEverybody's got a dreamC E7They gossip as I sip my coffee and smirkThe first stop as people hop to work Bust it-I'm like-C E7 Am1 dollar, 2 dollar, 1.50, 1.69I got itFYou want a box of condoms what kind?CThat's two quartersE7Two quarter waters. The New York TimesAmYou need a bag for that? The tax is addedFOnce you get some practice at itCYou do rapid mathematicsE7AutomaticallyAm FSellin maxipads and fuzzy dice for taxicabs and practicallyC E7Everybody's stressed, yes, but they press through the messBounce checks and wonder what's next [Chorus]AmIn the heightsG F E7I buy my coffee and I goAmSet my sightsG F E7On only what I need to knowAmIn the heightsG F E7Money is tight, but even soAm G F EWhen the lights go down I blast my radio[Verse 6]N.C AmYou ain't got no skillsBenny! Lemme get a-FMilky WayYeah, lemme also get a-CDaily NewsAnd a- Post And most important my-E7susBoss' second coffee, one cream5 sugarsAmI'm the #1 earnerThe fastest learnerF Eb7 F7My boss can't keep me on the damn back burnerCYes he canE7susI'm makin moves, I'm makin deals, but guess what?What?AmYou still ain't got no skillsHardee-har Vanessa show up yet?FShut up!Hey little homie don't get so upsetC Tell Vanessa how you feelEBuy the girl a mealOn the real Or you ain't got no skillsDm FNO! NO NO NO!GmNO NO NO, NO NO NOGm Bb Bbm/DbNO NO NO NO, NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO!DmMr. Johnson, I got the security depositFIt's locked in a box in the bottom of my closetGm It's not reflected in my bank statementBb Bbm/DbBut I've been savin to make a down payment and pay rentDm No, no, I won't let you downFYo, 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-HeyD G/D Bm/D A/D You owe me a bottle of cold champagneAre you moving?D/F# G Bm AsusJust a little credit check and I'm on that downtown trainA DWell, your coffee's on the houseGOkayBmUsnavi, ask her outANo wayN.CI'll see you later, so..Ebmaj7 Gb7Ooh, smooth operator, aw damn there she go!GmYo, bro, take 5, take a walk outsideEbYou 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 beatGmCuz my parents came with nothingThey got a little moreFAnd sure, we're poor, but yo,At least we got the storeEbAnd it's all about the legacyThey left with me, it's destinyD7susAnd one day I'll be on a beachD7With Sonny writing checks to meGmIn the heightsF EbI hang my flag up on displayDWe came to work and to live and we got a lot in commonGm F/AIt reminds me that I came from miles awayGm/Bb CmDR, PR, we are not stoppinGm/DIn the heightsF/EbEvery day, paciencia y feD/F# E/G# Until the day we go from poverty to stock optionsF/AIn the heightsG/BI've got todayF/C G/D F/EAnd today's all we got so we cannot stopG/FThis is our blockG#+ AmIn the heightsG F E7I hang my flag up on displayLo le lo le lo lai lai lo leAm G FIt reminds that I came from miles awayE+7My family came from miles awayAmIn the heightsG F E7It gets more expensive every dayAm G/BAnd tonight is so far away-[Closing]F/CBut as for manana, mi panaDmYa gotta keep watchinEsusYou'll see the late nightEYou'll taste beans and riceAm/EThe syrups and shaved ice,EI ain't gotta say it twiceF/ESo turn up the stage lightsWe're takin a flightE7susTo a couple daysIn the life of what it's likeAmEn Washington Heights!