The Room Where It Happens Uke tab by Lin-Manuel Miranda

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[Intro]

Em chordEm Fm chordFm

[Verse 1]
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
Burr Ah Mr Secretary Ham Mr Burr sir
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Burr Did you hear the news about good old general Mercer
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
Ham No Burr You know Clermont Street
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They renamed it after him the Mercer legacy is secure
Ham Sure
N.C.
Burr And all he had to do was die

Ham That's a lot less work

Burr We outta give it a try

Now how're you gonna get your debt plan through

Ham I guess I'm gonna finally have to listen to you
Am chordAm F7 chordF7 Dm7 chordDm7 E7 chordE7
Ham Talk less smile more
Am chordAm F7 chordF7 Dm7 chordDm7 E7 chordE7
Do whatever it takes to get my plan on the congress floor
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
Burr Now Madison and Jefferson are merciless
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Ham Well hate the sin love the sinner
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
Madison Hamilton Ham I'm sorry Burr I've gotta go
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Burr But- Ham Decisions are happening over dinner


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Burr Two Virginians and an immigrant walk into a room diametrically opposed foes
Am chordAm F7 chordF7 Dm7 chordDm7 E7 chordE7
They emerge with a compromise having opened doors that were previously closed bros
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The immigrant emerges with unprecedented financial power a system he can shape however he wants
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The Virginians emerge with the nation’s capital and here’s the pièce de résistance

[Chorus]
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No one else was in the room where it happened
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The room where it happened the room where it happened
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
No one else was in the room where it happened
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The room where it happened the room where it happened
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No one really knows how the game is played
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The art of the trade how the sausage gets made
F7 chordF7
We just assume that it happens
E7 chordE7
But no one else is in the room where it happens


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[Verse 2]
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Burr Thomas claims—
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Alexander was on Washington’s doorstep one day in distress and disarray
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Burr Thomas claims— Jeff
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Alexander said— Ham I’ve nowhere else to turn
E7 chordE7
Jeff And basically begged me to join the fray
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Burr Thomas claims—

Jeff I approached Madison and said—
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“I know you hate him but let’s hear what he has to say ”
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Burr Thomas claims—
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Jeff Well I arranged the meeting I arranged the menu the venue the seating

[Chorus]
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
Burr But No one else was in the room where it happened
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The room where it happened the room where it happened
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
No one else was in the room where it happened
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the room where it happened the room where it happened
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No one really knows how the parties get to yes
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the pieces that are sacrificed in every game of chess
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We just assume that it happens but no one else is in the room where it happens


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[Verse 3]
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Burr Meanwhile Madison is grappling with the fact
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that not every issue can be settled by committee
Am chordAm F7 chordF7 Dm7 chordDm7 (mute)
Meanwhile congress is fighting over where to put the capital
E7 chordE7
it isn't pretty
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Then Jefferson approaches with a dinner and invite
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and Madison responds with Virginian insight
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Madison Maybe we can solve one problem with another
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and win a victory for the Southerners in other words—
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[Jeff] Oh-ho! [Mad] A chordA quid pro quo [Jeff]I suppose

Mad Wouldn’t you like to work a little closer to home

Jeff Actually I would Mad Well I propose the Potomac

Jeff And you’ll provide him his votes Mad Well we’ll see how it goes

Jeff Let’s go

[Chorus]
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
No —one else was in the room where it happened
Dm7 chordDm7 E7 chordE7
The room where it happened the room where it happened
Am chordAm F7 chordF7
No one else was in the room where it happened
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The room where it happened the room where it happened
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My God In God we trust but we’ll never really know what got discussed
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Click-boom then it happened and no one else was in the room where it happened

[Bridge]
Am chordAm
Alexander Hamilton
Am7 chordAm7
What did they say to you to get you to sell New York City down the river
C chordC
Alexander Hamilton
C7 chordC7
Did Washington know about the dinner

Was there presidential pressure to deliver
Dm chordDm
Alexander Hamilton
N.C.
Or did you know even then it doesn’t matter where you put the U S Capital

Cuz we’ll have the banks we’re in the same spot

You got more than you gave

And I wanted what I got

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When you got skin in the game you stay in the game
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But you don’t get a win unless you play in the game
Em chordEm
Oh you get love for it You get hate for it

You get nothing if you wait for it wait for it wait
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God help and forgive me
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I wanna build something that’s gonna outlive me
E chordE
What do you want Burr What do you want Burr
E7 chordE7
If you stand for nothing Burr then what do you fall for

[Chorus]
Am chordAm F7 chordF7 Dm7 chordDm7 E7 chordE7
I wanna be in the room where it happens the room where it happens
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I wanna be in the room where it happens the room where it happens
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The art of the compromise—
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Hold your nose and close your eyes
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We want our leaders to save the day—
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But we don’t get a say in what they trade away
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We dream of a brand new start—
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But we dream in the dark for the most part
Dm7 chordDm7
Dark as a tomb where it happens
E7 chordE7
I've got to be in the room where it happens

[Company]
Am chordAm Ddim chordDdim
I've got to be
Am chordAm Ddim chordDdim
I've got to be The room where it happens
Am chordAm Ddim chordDdim
I've got to be The room where it happens
Am chordAm Ddim chordDdim
I've got to be I've gotta be In the room

Am chordAm
Click-boom!

 

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