The Schuyler Sisters
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The Schuyler Sisters

📜 Lyrics

[

] There’s nothing rich folks love more Than going downtown and slummin’ it with the poor They pull up in their carriages and gawk At the students in the common Just to watch them talk Take
Philip Schuyler
: the man is loaded Uh-oh, but little does he know that His daughters, Peggy, Angelica, Eliza Sneak into the city just to watch all the guys at— [COMPANY] Work, work! [
Angelica Schuyler
] Angelica! [COMPANY] Work, work! [
Eliza Schuyler
] Eliza! [
Peggy Schuyler
] And Peggy! [COMPANY] Work, work! The Schuyler sisters! [
Angelica Schuyler
] Angelica! [
Peggy Schuyler
] Peggy! [
Eliza Schuyler
] Eliza! [COMPANY] Work! [
Peggy Schuyler
] Daddy said to be home by sundown [
Angelica Schuyler
] Daddy doesn’t need to know [
Peggy Schuyler
] Daddy said not to go downtown [
Eliza Schuyler
] Like I said, you’re free to go [
Angelica Schuyler
] But—look around, look around, the Revolution’s happening in New York [
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] New York [COMPANY] Angelica [SCHUYLER SISTERS AND COMPANY] Work! [
Peggy Schuyler
] It’s bad enough daddy wants to go to war [
Eliza Schuyler
] People shouting in the square [
Peggy Schuyler
] It’s bad enough there’ll be violence on our shore [
Angelica Schuyler
] New ideas in the air [
Angelica Schuyler
AND MALE ENSEMBLE] Look around, look around— [
Eliza Schuyler
] Angelica, remind me what we’re looking for… [ALL MEN] She’s lookin’ for me! [
Angelica Schuyler
& COMPANY] Eliza, I’m lookin’ for a mind at work (work, work) I’m lookin’ for a mind at work! (work, work) I’m lookin’ for a mind at work! (work, work) Whooaaaaa! [
Eliza Schuyler
/
Angelica Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
with COMPANY] Whooaaaaa! Work! [
Aaron Burr
] Wooh! There’s nothin’ like summer in the city Someone in a rush next to someone lookin’ pretty Excuse me, miss, I know it’s not funny But your perfume smells like your daddy’s got money Why you slummin’ in the city in your fancy heels You searchin for an urchin who can give you ideals? [
Angelica Schuyler
] Burr, you disgust me [
Aaron Burr
] Ah, so you’ve discussed me I’m a trust fund, baby, you can trust me! [
Angelica Schuyler
] I’ve been reading
Common Sense
by
Thomas Paine
So men say that I’m intense or I’m insane You want a revolution? I want a revelation So listen to my declaration: [
Eliza Schuyler
/
Angelica Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] “We hold these truths to be self-evident That all men are created equal” [
Angelica Schuyler
] And when I meet Thomas Jefferson [COMPANY] Unh! [
Angelica Schuyler
] I’m ‘a compel him to include women in the sequel! [WOMEN] Work! [
Eliza Schuyler
] Look around, look around at how Lucky we are to be alive right now! [
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] Look around, look around at how Lucky we are to be alive right now! [
Eliza Schuyler
/
Angelica Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] History is happening in Manhattan and we just happen to be In the greatest city in the world! [SCHUYLER SISTERS AND COMPANY] In the greatest city in the world! [
Angelica Schuyler
,
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
& MEN] Cuz I’ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine Look around, look around Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! So men say that I’m intense or I’m insane The revolution's happening in— Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! [
Angelica Schuyler
,
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
, WOMEN] You want a revolution? I want a revelation New York! Look around, look around, the revolution's happening In New York! So listen to my declaration: [
Angelica Schuyler
/
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
, FEMALE ENSEMBLE, & WOMEN] We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal Look around, look around Hey, hey, hey, hey Whoo! At how lucky we are to be alive right now Hey, hey, hey, hey [FULL COMPANY] Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now! History is happening in Manhattan and we just happen to be [ALL WOMEN] In the greatest city in the world [ALL MEN] In the greatest city— [COMPANY] In the greatest city in the world! [COMPANY &
Angelica Schuyler
] Work, work! Angelica [COMPANY,
Eliza Schuyler
, &
Peggy Schuyler
] Work, work! Eliza And Peggy! [COMPANY &
Angelica Schuyler
/
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] Work, work! The Schuyler sisters Work, work We're looking for a mind at work Work, work (hey) Work, work (hey) Work, work [COMPANY,
Angelica Schuyler
, &
Eliza Schuyler
/
Peggy Schuyler
] Work, work Whoa! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Work, work In the greatest city in the world In the greatest city in the world [COMPANY] In the greatest city in the world

📖 About

The Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Peggy, and Elizabeth Schuyler, are introduced as they reveal their background and ambitions.

Cast

Jasmine Cephas-Jones
Leslie Odom Jr.
Phillipa Soo
Renée Elise Goldsberry

Leitmotifs

Look around
Look around

Media

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