Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) Karaoke - Hamilton

This title is a cover of Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) as made famous by Hamilton
Hamilton, Lafayette, Laurens, Mulligan, Washington and Company

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Tempo: variable (around 98 BPM)

In the same key as the original: Dm

Duration: 04:04 - Preview at: 01:10


Release date: 2015
Genres: Musicals & Broadway, Rap & Hip-Hop, In English
Original songwriter: Lin-Manuel Miranda

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Lyrics Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)

Monsieur Hamilton in command where you belong
Monsieur Lafayette
How you say no sweat?
We're finally on the field we've had quite a run
We get the job done
We get the job done
So what happens if we win?
I go back to France
I bring freedom to my people if I'm given the chance
We'll be with you when you do
Go lead your men
I see you on the other side 'till we meet again, let's go!
I am not throwin' away my shot
I am not throwin' away my shot
Hey yo I'm just like my country
I'm young scrappy and hungry
And I'm not throwin' away my shot
I am not throwin' away my shot
'Till the world turns upside down
'Till the world turns upside down
I imagine death so much it feels more like a memory
This is where it gets me on my feet the enemy ahead of me
If this is the end of me at least I have a friend with me
Weapon in my hand a command and my men with me
Then I remember my Eliza's expecting me
Not only that my Eliza's expecting
We gotta go
Gotta get the job done
Gotta start a new nation
Gotta meet my son
Take the bullets out your gun
The bullets out your gun
What? What?
We move under cover and we move as one
Through the night we have one shot to live another day
We cannot let a stray gunshot give us away
We will fight up close seize the moment and stay in it
It's either that or meet the business end of a bayonet
The code word is
Rochambeau, dig me?
You have your orders now go man go
And so the
American experiment begins
With my friends all scattered to the winds
Laurens is in South Carolina redefining bravery
We'll never be free until we end slavery
When we finally drive the British away
Lafayette is there waiting in Chesapeake Bay
How did we know that this plan would work?
We had a spy on the inside that's right
Hercules Mulligan
A tailor spyin' on the
British government
I take their measurements information and then
I smuggle it to my brother's revolutionary covenant
I'm runnin' with the sons of liberty and I am lovin' it
See that's what happens when you up against the ruffians
We in the shit now somebody gotta shovel it
Hercules Mulligan
I need no introduction
When you knock me down
I get the fuck back up again
Let's go! ooh
Left right hold
Go what? what? what?
After a week of fighting a young man in a red coat stands on a parapet
We lower our guns as he frantically waves a white handkerchief
And just like that it's over we tend to our wounded we count our dead
Black and white soldiers wonder alike if this really means freedom
Not yet
We negotiate the terms of surrender
I see George Washington smile
We escort their men out of Yorktown they stagger home single file
Tens of thousands of people flood the streets
There are screams and church bells ringing
And as our fallen foes retreat
I hear the drinking song they're singing
The world turned upside down
The world turned upside down
The world turned upside down
The world turned upside down
Down, down, down
Down, down...
Freedom for America
Freedom for France
Gotta start a new nation
Gotta meet my son
We won
We won, we won
We won
We won, we won
We won, we won
The world turned upside down

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