But, Mr. Adams
John Adams: All right, gentlemen, let's get on with it Which of us will write our Declaration of Independence? Mr. Adams, I say you should write it To your legal mind and brilliance we defer Is that so? Well, if I'm the one to do it They'll run their quill pens through it I'm obnoxious and disliked, you know that, sir (Yes, I know) But I say you should write it, Franklin Yes, you Hell, no Yes, you, Dr. Franklin You But You But You But Mr. Adams, but Mr. Adams The things I write are only light extemporania I won't put politics on paper, it's a mania So I refuse to use the pen in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Refuse to use the pen Mr. Sherman, I say you should write it You are never controversial, as it were (That is true) Whereas if I'm the one to do it They'll run their quill pens through it I'm obnoxious and disliked You know that, sir (Yes, I do) Then I say you should write it, Roger Yes, you Good heavens, no! Yes you, Roger Sherman You But You But You But Mr. Adams, but Mr. Adams I cannot write with any style or proper etiquette I don't know a participle from a predicate I am just a simple cobbler from Connecticut Connecticut, Connecticut A simple cobbler, he Mr. Livingston, maybe you should write it You have many friends and you're a diplomat (Oh, that word) Whereas if I'm the one to do it They'll run their quill pens through it He's obnoxious and disliked Did you know that? (I hadn't heard) So I say you should write it, Robert Yes, you (Not me, Johnny) Yes, you, Robert Livingston You But You But You But Mr. Adams, dear Mr. Adams I've been presented with a new son by the noble stork So I am going to celebrate and pop the cork With all the Livingstons together back in old New York New York, New York Livingston's going to pop a cork (Well, Mr. Jefferson?) Mr. Adams, leave me alone! (Mr. Jefferson!) (Mr. Adams, I have not seen my wife for the past six months. I beg of you, Mr. Adams) And we solemnly declare that we will preserve our liberties being with one mind resolve to die free men rather than to live slaves. Thomas Jefferson, on the Necessity of Taking Up Arms, 1775. Magnificent You write ten times better than any man in Congress Including me. For a man of only thirty-three years you have a happy talent of composition and a remarkable felicity of expression Now, then, sir Will you a patriot or a lover? (A lover) No! But, I burn, Mr. A! So do I, Mr. J! (You?) Roger Sherman: (You do?) (John!) (Who'd have thought it?) Mr. Jefferson Dear Mr. Jefferson I'm only forty-one I still have my virility And I can romp through Cupid's grove with great agility But life is more than sexual combustibility Bustibility! Bustibility! Combustabil (Quiet!) Thomas Jefferson: Mr. Adams Damn you, Mr. Adams You're obnoxious and disliked That cannot be denied Once again you stand between me And my lovely bride Lovely bride! Oh, Mr. Adams You are driving me To homicide! Homicide! Homicide! We may see murder yet!
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