Guns and Ships

[BURR] How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower Somehow defeat a global superpower? How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire? Leave the battlefield waving Betsy Ross’ flag higher? Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon! An immigrant you know and love who’s unafraid to step in! He’s constantly confusin’, confoundin’ the British henchmen Ev’ryone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman! [COMPANY] Lafayette! [LAFAYETTE] I’m takin this horse by the reins makin’ Redcoats redder with bloodstains [COMPANY] Lafayette! [LAFAYETTE] And I’m never gonna stop until I make ‘em Drop and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains, I’m [COMPANY] Lafayette! [LAFAYETTE] Watch me engagin’ em! Escapin’ em! Enragin’ em! I’m— [COMPANY] Lafayette! [LAFAYETTE] I go to France for more funds [COMPANY] Lafayette! [LAFAYETTE] I come back with more [LAFAYETTE AND ENSEMBLE] Guns And ships And so the balance shifts [WASHINGTON] We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts [LAFAYETTE] We can end this war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but For this to succeed, there is someone else we need: [WASHINGTON] I know [WASHINGTON AND COMPANY] Hamilton! [LAFAYETTE] Sir, he knows what to do in a trench Ingenuitive and fluent in French, I mean— [WASHINGTON AND COMPANY] Hamilton! [LAFAYETTE] Sir, you’re gonna have to use him eventually What’s he gonna do on the bench? I mean— [WASHINGTON AND COMPANY] Hamilton! [LAFAYETTE] No one has more resilience Or matches my practical tactical brilliance— [WASHINGTON AND COMPANY] Hamilton! [LAFAYETTE & COMPANY] You wanna fight for your land back? (Hamilton!) [WASHINGTON & WOMEN] I need my right hand man back! (Hamilton!) [LAFAYETTE, WOMEN, MEN] Ah! Uh, get ya right hand man back Get your right hand man back! Hamilton! You know you gotta get ya right hand man back Your right hand man back! Hamilton! I mean you gotta put some thought into the letter Ha—ha—Hamilton But the sooner the better to get your right hand man back! Hamilton, ha—ha— [WASHINGTON] Alexander Hamilton Troops are waiting in the field for you If you join us right now, together we can turn the tide Oh, Alexander Hamilton I have soldiers that will yield for you If we manage to get this right They’ll surrender by early light The world will never be the same, Alexander…

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