Blow Us All Away
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Blow Us All Away

📜 Lyrics

[

] Meet the latest graduate of King’s College! I prob’ly shouldn’t brag, but, dag, I amaze and astonish! The scholars say I got the same virtuosity and brains as my pops! The ladies say my brain’s not where the resemblance stops! I’m only nineteen but my mind is older Gotta be my own man, like my father, but bolder I shoulder his legacy with pride I used to hear him say That someday I would— [ENSEMBLE] Blow us all away [
Philip Hamilton
] Ladies, I’m lookin for a Mr. George Eacker Made a speech last week, our Fourth of July speaker He disparaged my father’s legacy in front of a crowd I can’t have that, I’m making my father proud [MARTHA] I saw him just up Broadway a couple of blocks He was goin’ to see a play [
Philip Hamilton
] Well, I’ll go visit his box [DOLLY] God, you’re a fox [
Philip Hamilton
] And y’all look pretty good in ya’ frocks How ‘bout when I get back, we all strip down to our socks? [BOTH] Ok! [COMPANY] Blow us all away! [
Philip Hamilton
] George! [
George Eacker
] Shh [
Philip Hamilton
] George! [
George Eacker
] Shh! I’m tryin’ to watch the show! [
Philip Hamilton
] Ya’ shoulda watched your mouth before you Talked about my father though! [
George Eacker
] I didn’t say anything that wasn’t true Your father’s a scoundrel, and so, it seems, are you [ENSEMBLE] Ooooooooooh! [
Philip Hamilton
] It’s like that? [
George Eacker
] Yeah, I don’t fool around I’m not your little schoolboy friends [
Philip Hamilton
] See you on the dueling ground That is, unless you wanna step outside and go now [
George Eacker
] I know where to find you, piss off I’m watchin’ this show now Shh [
Philip Hamilton
] Pops, if you had only heard the shit he said about you I doubt you would have let it slide and I was not about to— [
Alexander Hamilton
] Slow down [
Philip Hamilton
] I came to ask you for advice. This is my very first duel They don’t exactly cover this subject in boarding school [
Alexander Hamilton
] Did your friends attempt to negotiate a peace? [
Philip Hamilton
] He refused to apologize, we had to let the peace talks cease [
Alexander Hamilton
] Where is this happening? [
Philip Hamilton
] Across the river, in Jersey [
Alexander Hamilton
/
Philip Hamilton
] Everything is legal in New Jersey… [
Alexander Hamilton
] Alright. So this is what you’re gonna do: Stand there like a man until Eacker is in front of you When the time comes, fire your weapon in the air This will put an end to the whole affair [
Philip Hamilton
] But what if he decides to shoot? Then I’m a goner [
Alexander Hamilton
] No. He’ll follow suit if he’s truly a man of honor To take someone’s life, that is something you can’t shake Philip, your mother can’t take another heartbreak [
Philip Hamilton
] Father— [
Alexander Hamilton
] Promise me. You don’t want this Young man’s blood on your conscience [
Philip Hamilton
] Okay, I promise [
Alexander Hamilton
] Come back home when you’re done Take my guns. Be smart. Make me proud, son [
Philip Hamilton
] My name is Philip I am a poet I’m a little nervous, but I can’t show it I’m sorry, I’m a Hamilton with pride You talk about my father, I cannot let it slide Mister Eacker! How was the rest of your show? [
George Eacker
] I’d rather skip the pleasantries Let’s go Grab your pistol [
Philip Hamilton
] Confer with your men The duel will commence after we count to ten [ENSEMBLE] Count to ten! [
Philip Hamilton
] Look ‘em in the eye, aim no higher Summon all the courage you require Then slowly and clearly aim your gun towards the sky— [MALE ENSEMBLE] One two three four [FULL ENSEMBLE] Five six seven—

📖 About

Blow Us All Away is the sixteenth song in Hamilton

Cast

Ariana DeBose
Ephraim Sykes
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Sasha Hutchings

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