Guns and ships lyrics

Guns and ships lyrics

[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

Everyone give it up for America’s favourite fighting Frenchman!

[Company:]

Lafayette!

[Lafayette:]

I’m taking 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 in 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:]

You wanna fight for your land back?

[Company:]

Hamilton!

[Washington:]

I need my right-hand man back!

[Women:]

Hamilton!

[Lafayette (men):]

Ah! Uh, get ya right-hand man back (Get your right-hand man back!)

You know you gotta get ya right hand man back (Your right-hand man back!)

[Lafayette (women/men):]

I mean you gotta put some thought into the letter (Hamilton!)

But the sooner the better (Hamilton! Hamilton!)

To get your right hand man back! (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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