What'd I Miss
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What'd I Miss

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[COMPANY] Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen... Se- se- seventeen… [

] 1789 How does the bastard orphan Immigrant decorated war vet Unite the colonies through more debt? Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit? Have it all, lose it all You ready for more yet? Treasury Secretary. Washington’s the President Ev’ry American experiment sets a precedent Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him Pissed him off until we had a two-party system You haven’t met him yet, you haven’t had the chance ‘cause he’s been kickin’ ass as the ambassador to France But someone’s gotta keep the American promise You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas! [COMPANY] Thomas Jefferson’s coming home! Thomas Jefferson’s coming home! Thomas Jefferson’s coming home! Thomas Jefferson’s coming home! Thomas Jefferson’s coming home Lord he’s Been off in Paris for so long! Aaa-ooo! Aaa-ooo! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] France is following us to revolution There is no more status quo But the sun comes up And the world still spins [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] I helped Lafayette draft a declaration Then I said, ‘I gotta go I gotta be in Monticello.’ Now the work at home begins… [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] So what’d I miss? What’d I miss? Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss I’ve been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies... I guess I basic’lly missed the late eighties... I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this… [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] There’s a letter on my desk from the President Haven’t even put my bags down yet Sally be a lamb, darlin’, won’tcha open it? It says the President’s assembling a cabinet And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great! And that I’m already Senate-approved... I just got home and now I’m headed up to New York [ENSEMBLE] Headin’ to New York! Headin’ to New York! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
& ENSEMBLE] Lookin’ at the rolling fields I can’t believe that we are free (Believe that we are free) Ready to face Whatever’s awaiting Me in N.Y.C. (Me in N.Y.C.) But who’s waitin’ for me when I step in the place? My friend James Madison, red in the face He grabs my arm and I respond “What’s goin’ on?” (Aaa-ooo!) [
James Madison
James Madison
] Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation’s very soul Can you get us out of the mess we’re in? [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [
James Madison
James Madison
] Hamilton’s new financial plan is nothing less Than government control I’ve been fighting for the South alone Where have you been? [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] Uh...France [ENSEMBLE] Aaa-ooo! [
James Madison
James Madison
] We have to win [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
& ENSEMBLE] What’d I miss? Wha? Wha? What’d I miss? What’d I miss? I’ve come home to this? Headfirst into a political abyss! Headfirst, into the abyss! I have my first cabinet meeting today Chik-a-pow! I guess I better think of something to say I’m already on my way (On my way) Let’s get to the bottom of this… (What did I miss?) Ahhh ah! [
George Washington
George Washington
] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home [
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
] Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton [
George Washington
George Washington
AND ENSEMBLE] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home [COMPANY] Mr. Jefferson, welcome home Sir, you’ve been off in Paris for so long! [
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
] So what did I miss?

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Thomas Jefferson returns from his somewhat lengthy trip to France and trying to make himself helpful there. A friend of his, Madison, rants to him about Hamilton's financial plan, which he claims is "nothing less than government control"; the men will later find a way, along with Burr, to completely trash Hamilton's reputation.

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