Aaron Burr, Sir
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Aaron Burr, Sir

📜 Lyrics

[COMPANY] 1776. New York City [

] Pardon me. Are you Aaron Burr, sir? [
Aaron Burr
] That depends. Who’s asking? [
Alexander Hamilton
] Oh, well, sure, sir I’m Alexander Hamilton, I’m at your service, sir I have been looking for you [
Aaron Burr
] I’m getting nervous [
Alexander Hamilton
] Sir… I heard your name at Princeton. I was seeking an accelerated course of study when I got sort of out of sorts with a buddy of yours. I may have punched him. It’s a blur, sir. He handles the financials? [
Aaron Burr
] You punched the bursar [
Alexander Hamilton
] Yes! I wanted to do what you did. Graduate in two, then join the revolution. He looked at me like I was stupid, I’m not stupid So how’d you do it? How’d you graduate so fast? [
Aaron Burr
] It was my parents’ dying wish before they passed [
Alexander Hamilton
] You’re an orphan. Of course! I’m an orphan God, I wish there was a war! Then we could prove that we’re worth more Than anyone bargained for… [
Aaron Burr
] Can I buy you a drink? [
Alexander Hamilton
] That would be nice [
Aaron Burr
] While we’re talking, let me offer you some free advice Talk less [
Alexander Hamilton
] What? [
Aaron Burr
] Smile more [
Alexander Hamilton
] Ha [
Aaron Burr
] Don’t let them know what you’re against or what you’re for [
Alexander Hamilton
] You can’t be serious [
Aaron Burr
] You wanna get ahead? [
Alexander Hamilton
] Yes [
Aaron Burr
] Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead [
John Laurens
] Yo yo yo yo yo! What time is it? [
John Laurens
&
Marquis de Lafayette
&
Hercules Mulligan
] Show time! [
Aaron Burr
] Like I said… [
John Laurens
] Show time! Show time! Yo! I’m John Laurens in the place to be! Two pints o’ Sam Adams, but I’m workin’ on three, uh! Those redcoats don’t want it with me! Cuz I will pop chick-a pop these cops till I’m free! [
Marquis de Lafayette
] Oui oui, mon ami, je m’appelle Lafayette! The Lancelot of the revolutionary set! I came from afar just to say “Bonsoir!” Tell the King “Casse toi!” Who’s the best? C’est moi! [
Hercules Mulligan
] Brrrah brraaah! I am Hercules Mulligan Up in it, lovin’ it, yes I heard ya mother said “Come again?” [
Marquis de Lafayette
&
John Laurens
] Ayyyyy [
Hercules Mulligan
] Lock up ya daughters and horses, of course It’s hard to have intercourse over four sets of corsets… [
Marquis de Lafayette
] Wow [
John Laurens
] No more sex, pour me another brew, son! Let’s raise a couple more… [
John Laurens
/
Marquis de Lafayette
/
Hercules Mulligan
] To the revolution! [
John Laurens
] Well, if it ain’t the prodigy of Princeton college! [
Hercules Mulligan
] Aaron Burr! [
John Laurens
] Give us a verse, drop some knowledge! [
Aaron Burr
] Good luck with that: you’re takin’ a stand You spit. I’m ‘a sit. We’ll see where we land [
Marquis de Lafayette
/MULLIGAN] Boooo! [
John Laurens
] Burr, the revolution’s imminent. What do you stall for? [
Alexander Hamilton
] If you stand for nothing, Burr, what’ll you fall for? [
Hercules Mulligan
/
Marquis de Lafayette
/
John Laurens
] Ooh Who you? Who you? Who are you? [
Hercules Mulligan
/
Marquis de Lafayette
/
John Laurens
] Ooh, who is this kid? What’s he gonna do?

📖 About

This song sets the time and place of the story. It also introduces the characters Aaron Burr, John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan when Hamilton meets them in a bar and informs of Hamilton's and Burr's ambitions.

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Talk less, smile more
Talk less, smile more
Wait for it
Wait for it

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