In The Heights Uke tab by Lin-Manuel Miranda

8 Chords used in the song: Bb,D7,Gm,Eb,F,C,C7,F7

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[USNAVI]
N.C.
Lights 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 y’all, good morning

[PIRAGUA GUY, spoken]
Ice cold piragua! Parcha. China. Cherry. Strawberry. And just for today, I got mamey!

[USNAVI, spoken]
Oye, piragüero, como estas?

[PIRAGUA GUY, spoken]
Como siempre, Señor Usnavi.​

[USNAVI]
Bb Bb D7 D7
I am Usnavi and you prob’ly never heard my name
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Reports of my fame are greatly exaggerated
Bb Bb D7 D7
Exacerbated by the fact that my syntax
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Is highly complicated 'cuz I emigrated
Bb Bb D7 D7
From the single greatest little place in the Caribbean:
Gm Gm
Dominican Republic!
I love it!
Eb Eb
Jesus, I’m jealous of it
Bb Bb D7 D7
And beyond that
Ever since my folks passed on
Gm Gm
I haven’t gone back
N.C.
Goddamn, I gotta get on that...

Bb Bb D7 D7
Fo! The milk has gone bad, hold up just a second
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Why is everything in this fridge warm and tepid?
Bb Bb D7 D7
I better step it up and fight the heat
Gm Gm Eb Eb
'Cuz I’m not makin' any profit if the coffee isn’t light and sweet!

[ABUELA CLAUDIA, spoken]
Ooo-oo!

[USNAVI, spoken]
Abuela, my fridge broke. I got café but no "con leche."

[ABUELA CLAUDIA, spoken]
Try my mother’s old recipe: one can of condensed milk.

[USNAVI, spoken]
Nice.​

[Usnavi give Abuela Claudia her lottery tickets, which she kisses and holds up to the sky.]

[ABUELA CLAUDIA, spoken]
Ay! Paciencia y fe…

[USNAVI]
Bb Bb D7 D7
That was Abuela, she’s not really my “abuela,”
Gm Gm Eb Eb
But she practically raised me, this corner is her escuela
Bb Bb
Now, you’re prob’ly thinkin:
D7 D7
"I’m up shit’s creek!
Gm Gm Eb Eb
I've never been north of Ninety-Sixth Street!”
N.C.
Well, you must take the A A Train
Bb Bb D7 D7
Even farther than Harlem to northern Manhattan and maintain
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Get off at 181st, and take the escalator
N.C.
I hope you’re writing this down, I’m gonna test ya later

Bb Bb D7 D7
I’m getting tested; times are tough on this bodega
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Two months ago somebody bought Ortega’s
Bb Bb D7 D7
Our neighbors started packin’ up and pickin’ up
And ever since the rents went up
Gm Gm Eb Eb
It’s gotten mad expensive
But we live with just enough

[COMMUNITY]
Gm Gm
In the heights
F F Eb Eb D7 D7
I flip the lights and start my da-ay
Gm Gm
There are fights

[WOMEN]
F F
And endless debts

[MEN]
Eb Eb D7 D7
And bills to pay

[COMMUNITY]
Gm Gm F F
In the Heights
I can’t survive without café

[USNAVI]
Eb Eb D7 D7
I serve café

[COMMUNITY]
Gm Gm F F Eb Eb D7 D7
'Cuz tonight seems like a million years away!
En Washington—

[USNAVI]
Bb Bb D7 D7
Next up to bat, the Rosarios
Gm Gm Eb Eb
They run the cab company,​
They struggle in the barrio
Bb Bb D7 D7
See, their daughter Nina’s off at college, tuition is mad steep
Gm Gm
So they can’t sleep
Eb Eb
Everything they get is mad cheap!

[KEVIN]
Good morning, Usnavi!

[USNAVI]
Pan caliente, café con leche!

[KEVIN]
Put twenty dollars on today’s lottery

[CAMILA]
One ticket, that’s it!

[KEVIN]
Hey! A A man’s gotta dream...

[CAMILA]
Don’t mind him, he’s all excited
‘Cuz Nina flew in at 3 A A.M. last night!

[KEVIN]
Don’t look at me, this one’s been cooking all week!

[CAMILA]
Usnavi, come over for dinner

[KEVIN/CAMILA]
There’s plenty to eat!

[DANIELA]
So then Yesenia walks in the room—

[CARLA, spoken]
Aha…

[DANIELA]
She smells sex and cheap perfume!

[CARLA, spoken]
Uh oh…

[DANIELA]
It smells like one of those trees
That you hang from the rear view!

[CARLA, spoken]
Ah, no!

[DANIELA]
It’s true! She screams, “Who’s in there with you, Julio?”
Grabs a bat and kicks in the door
He’s in bed with José from the liquor store!

[CARLA/USNAVI]
No me diga!

[USNAVI, spoken]
Daniela and Carla, from the salon.​

[DANIELA/CARLA]
Thanks, Usnavi!

[USNAVI, spoken]
Sonny, you’re late.​

[SONNY, spoken]
Chillax, you know you love me.​

[USNAVI]
Bb Bb D7 D7
Me and my cousin runnin’ just another dime-a-dozen
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Mom-and-pop stop-and-shop
And, oh my god, it’s gotten
Bb Bb D7 D7
Too darn hot, like my man Cole Porter said
Gm Gm Eb Eb
People come through for a few cold waters and
Bb Bb D7 D7
A A lottery ticket, just a part of the routine
Gm Gm Eb Eb
Everybody’s got a job, everybody’s got a dream
Bb Bb D7 D7
They gossip, as I sip my coffee and smirk
Gm Gm Eb Eb
The first stop as people hop to work
Bust it— I’m like:

C C C7 C7
"One dollar, two dollars, one fifty, one sixty-nine.​
F F F7 F7
I got it. You want a box of condoms? What kind?
C C C7 C7
That’s two quarters.​
Two quarter waters. The New York Times.​
F F F7 F7
You need a bag for that? The tax is added.​"
Once you get some practice at it
C C C7 C7
You do rapid mathematics automatically
F F F7 F7
Sellin’ maxipads, fuzzy dice for taxicabs and practically
C C C7 C7
Everybody’s stressed, yes!
F F D7 D7
But they press through the mess,​
Bounce checks and wonder what’s next

[COMMUNITY 1]
Gm Gm F F Eb Eb D7 D7
In the heights
I buy my coffee and I go

Gm Gm F F Eb Eb D7 D7
Set my sights
On only what I need to know

Gm Gm F F Eb Eb D7 D7
In the heights
Money is tight
But even so


[COMMUNITY]
Gm Gm F F Eb Eb D7 D7
When the lights go down I blast my radio!

 

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