Dear Theodosia
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Dear Theodosia

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Fun Fact:

wrote this song in the Dominican Republic. Learn more

📜 Lyrics

[

] Dear Theodosia, what to say to you? You have my eyes. You have your mother’s name When you came into the world, you cried and it broke my heart I’m dedicating every day to you Domestic life was never quite my style When you smile, you knock me out, I fall apart And I thought I was so smart You will come of age with our young nation We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you If we lay a strong enough foundation We’ll pass it on to you, we’ll give the world to you And you’ll blow us all away… Someday, someday Yeah, you’ll blow us all away Someday, someday [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Oh Philip, when you smile I am undone My son Look at my son. Pride is not the word I’m looking for There is so much more inside me now Oh Philip, you outshine the morning sun My son When you smile, I fall apart And I thought I was so smart My father wasn’t around [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] My father wasn’t around [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
&
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] I swear that I’ll be around for you (I’ll be around for you) [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ll do whatever it takes [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] I’ll make a million mistakes [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
/
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ll make the world safe and sound for you… …will come of age with our young nation We’ll bleed and fight for you, we’ll make it right for you If we lay a strong enough foundation We’ll pass it on to you, we’ll give the world to you And you’ll blow us all away... Someday, someday Yeah, you’ll blow us all away Someday, someday

📖 About

Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton sing of their hopes for the futures of their loved ones - for Burr being his daughter Theodosia and for Hamilton, his son, Philip. They vow to be there for their children, to substitute for the absence of their fathers during their childhoods.

Cast

Leslie Odom Jr.
Lin-Manuel Miranda

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