Best of Wives and Best of Women
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Best of Wives and Best of Women

📜 Lyrics

[

] Alexander, come back to sleep [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I have an early meeting out of town [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] It’s still dark outside [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I know. I just need to write something down [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Why do you write like you’re running out of time? [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Shhh [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Come back to bed. That would be enough [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ll be back before you know I’m gone [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Come back to sleep [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] This meeting’s at dawn [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Well, I’m going back to sleep [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Hey. Best of wives and best of women

📖 About

Before dawn of the duel between himself and Burr, Alexander pauses by the door and bids farewell to Eliza. He lovingly compliments her, calling her the "best of wives and best of women", before setting off to the site of the duel in Weehawken, New Jersey. This line "best of wives and best of women", was on the dedication page of Ron Chernow's book, which inspired Hamilton. It originates Hamilton's farewell letter to Eliza, detailing information of his death by the hand of Burr. He signs the letter with 'Adieu best of wives and best of Women. Embrace all my darling Children for me.

Cast

Lin-Manuel Miranda
Phillipa Soo

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