Schuyler Defeated
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Schuyler Defeated

📜 Lyrics

[

] Look! Grandpa’s in the paper! “War hero Philip Schuyler loses senate seat to young upstart Aaron Burr” Grandpa just lost his seat in the senate [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Sometimes that’s how it goes [
Philip Hamilton
Philip Hamilton
] Daddy’s gonna find out any minute [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] I’m sure he already knows [
Philip Hamilton
Philip Hamilton
] Further down [
Philip Hamilton
Philip Hamilton
&
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Further down [
Philip Hamilton
Philip Hamilton
] Let’s meet the newest senator from New York [
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] New York [
Philip Hamilton
Philip Hamilton
&
Eliza Schuyler
Eliza Schuyler
] Our senator [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Burr? Since when are you a Democratic-Republican? [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] Since being one put me on the up and up again [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] No one knows who you are or what you do [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] They don’t need to know me They don’t like you [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Excuse me? [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] Oh, Wall Street thinks you’re great You’ll always be adored by the things you create But upstate— [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Wait [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] —people think you’re crooked Schuyler’s seat was up for grabs so I took it [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] I’ve always considered you a friend [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] I don’t see why that has to end [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] You changed parties to run against my father-in-law [
Aaron Burr
Aaron Burr
] I changed parties to seize the opportunity I saw I swear your pride will be the death of us all Beware, it goeth before the fall

📖 About

Burr switches political parties and becomes a Democratic-Republican for personal status, and overthrows Hamilton's father-in-law Philip Schuyler's seat in the Senate. Hamilton is shocked that Burr would do this, even more so that it was merely for personal gain. Burr drives a divide between the men as they now reside on opposing parties.

Cast

Leslie Odom Jr.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Phillipa Soo

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