Guns and Ships
Christopher Jackson, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Daveed Diggs, Leslie Odom, Jr.
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 Lafayette I’m takin this horse by the reins makin’ Redcoats redder with bloodstains Lafayette And I’m never gonna stop until I make ‘em Drop and burn ‘em up and scatter their remains, I’m Lafayette Watch me engagin’ em, escapin’ em Enragin’ em I’m Lafayette I go to France for more funds Lafayette I come back with more Guns And ships And so the balance shifts We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts We can end this war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but For this to succeed, there’s someone else we need I know Hamilton Sir, he knows what to do in a trench Ingenuitive and fluent in French, I mean Hamilton Sir, you’re gonna have to use him eventually What’s he gonna do on the bench? I mean Hamilton No one has more resilience Or matches my practical tactical brilliance Hamilton You wanna fight for your land back? (Hamilton) I need my right hand man back (Hamilton) Ah, uh, get ya right hand man back (Hamilton) You know you gotta get ya right hand man back (Hamilton) I mean you gotta put some thought into the letter but the sooner the better To get your right hand man back 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 who 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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