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[PHILIP]
Meet the latest graduate of King’s College!
I prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but, dag, I amaze and astonish!
The scholars say I got the same virtuosity and brains as my pops!
The ladies say my brain’s not where the resemblance stops!
I’m only nineteen but my mind is older
Gotta be my own man, like my father, but bolder
I shoulder his legacy with pride
I used to hear him say
That someday
I would—

[ENSEMBLE]
Blow us all away

[PHILIP]
Ladies, I’m lookin for a Mr. George Eacker
Made a speech last week, our Fourth of July speaker
He disparaged my father’s legacy in front of a crowd
I can’t have that, I’m making my father proud

[MARTHA]
I saw him just up Broadway a couple of blocks
He was goin’ to see a play

[PHILIP]
Well, I’ll go visit his box

[DOLLY]
God, you’re a fox

[PHILIP]
And y’all look pretty good in ya’ frocks
How ‘bout when I get back, we all strip down to our socks?

[BOTH]
Ok!

[COMPANY]
Blow us all away!

[PHILIP]
George!

[GEORGE]
Shh

[PHILIP]
George!

[GEORGE]
Shh! I’m tryin’ to watch the show!

[PHILIP]
Ya’ shoulda watched your mouth before you
Talked about my father though!

[GEORGE]
I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true
You father’s a scoundrel, and so, it seems, are you

[ENSEMBLE]
Ooooooooooh!

[PHILIP]
It’s like that?

[GEORGE]
Yeah, I don’t fool around
I’m not your little schoolboy friends

[PHILIP]
See you on the dueling ground
That is, unless you wanna step outside and go now

[GEORGE]
I know where to find you, piss off
I’m watchin’ this show now

[PHILIP]
Pops, if you had only heard the shit he said about you
I doubt you would have let it slide and I was not about to—

[HAMILTON]
Slow down

[PHILIP]
I came to ask you for advice. This is my very first duel
They don’t exactly cover this subject in boarding school

[HAMILTON]
Did your friends attempt to negotiate a peace?

[PHILIP]
He refused to apologize, we had to let the peace talks cease

[HAMILTON]
Where is this happening?

[PHILIP]
Across the river, in Jersey

[HAMILTON/PHILIP]
Everything is legal in New Jersey…

[HAMILTON]
Alright. So this is what you’re gonna do:
Stand there like a man until Eacker is in front of you
When the time comes, fire your weapon in the air
This will put an end to the whole affair

[PHILIP]
But what if he decides to shoot? Then I’m a goner

[HAMILTON]
No. He’ll follow suit if he’s truly a man of honor
To take someone’s life, that is something you can’t shake
Philip, your mother can’t take another heartbreak

[PHILIP]
Father—

[HAMILTON]
Promise me. You don’t want this
Young man’s blood on your conscience

[PHILIP]
Okay, I promise

[HAMILTON]
Come back home when you’re done
Take my guns. Be smart. Make me proud, son

[PHILIP]
My name is Philip
I am a poet
I’m a little nervous, but I can’t show it
I’m sorry, I’m a Hamilton with pride
You talk about my father, I cannot let it slide
Mister Eacker! How was the rest of your show?

[GEORGE]
I’d rather skip the pleasantries
Let’s go
Grab your pistol

[PHILIP]
Confer with your men
The duel will commence after we count to ten

[ENSEMBLE]
Count to ten!

[PHILIP]
Look ‘em in the eye, aim no higher
Summon all the courage you require
Then slowly and clearly aim your gun towards the sky—

[MALE ENSEMBLE]
One two three four

[FULL ENSEMBLE]
Five six seven—

Last Update: November, 12th 2015

Hamilton Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Alexander Hamilton
  3. Aaron Burr
  4. My Shot
  5. The Story of Tonight
  6. The Schuyler Sisters
  7. Farmer Refuted
  8. You'll Be Back
  9. Right Hand Man
  10. A Winter's Ball
  11. Helpless
  12. Satisfied
  13. The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
  14. Wait For It
  15. Stay Alive
  16. Ten Duel Commandments
  17. Meet Me Inside
  18. That Would Be Enough
  19. Guns and Ships
  20. History Has Its Eye on You
  21. Yorktown
  22. What Comes Next?
  23. Dear Theodosia
  24. Non-Stop
  25. Act 2
  26. What'd I Miss
  27. Cabinet Battle #1
  28. Take a Break
  29. Say No to This
  30. The Room Where It Happens
  31. Schuyler Defeated
  32. Cabinet Battle #2
  33. Washington on Your Side
  34. One Last Time
  35. I Know Him
  36. The Adams Administration
  37. We Know
  38. Hurricane
  39. The Reynolds Pamphlet
  40. Burn
  41. Blow Us All Away
  42. Stay Alive (Reprise)
  43. It's Quiet Uptown
  44. The Election of 1800
  45. The Obedient Servant
  46. Best of Wives and Best of Women
  47. The World Was Wide Enough
  48. Finale (Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story)

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