Aaron Burr, Sir Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Lin-Manuel Miranda Lyrics

Aaron Burr, Sir Lyrics
[COMPANY:]
1776. New York City.

[HAMILTON:]
Pardon me. Are you Aaron Burr, sir?

[BURR:]
That depends. Who's asking?

[HAMILTON:]
Oh, well, sure, sir
I'm Alexander Hamilton, I'm at your service, sir
I have been looking for you

[BURR:]
I'm getting nervous

[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?

[BURR:]
You punched the bursar

[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?

[BURR:]
It was my parents' dying wish before they passed

[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...

[BURR:]
Can I buy you a drink?

[HAMILTON:]
That would be nice

[BURR:]
While we're talking, let me offer you some free advice
Talk less

[HAMILTON:]
What?

[BURR:]
Smile more

[HAMILTON:]
Ha

[BURR:]
Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for

[HAMILTON:]
You can't be serious

[BURR:]
You wanna get ahead?

[HAMILTON:]
Yes

[BURR:]
Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead

[LAURENS:]
Yo yo yo yo yo!
What time is it?

[LAURENS/LAFAYETTE/MULLIGAN:]
Show time!

[BURR:]
Like I said...

[LAURENS:]
Show time! Show time! Yo!
I'm John Laurens in the place to be!
A 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!

[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!

[MULLIGAN:]
Brrrah brraaah! I am Hercules Mulligan
Up in it, lovin' it, yes I heard ya mother said "Come again?"

[LAFAYETTE & LAURENS:]
Ayyyyy

[MULLIGAN:]
Lock up ya daughters and horses, of course
It's hard to have intercourse over four sets of corsets...

[LAFAYETTE:]
Wow

[LAURENS:]
No more sex, pour me another brew, son!
Let's raise a couple more...

[LAURENS/LAFAYETTE/MULLIGAN:]
To the revolution!

[LAURENS:]
Well, if it ain't the prodigy of Princeton college!

[MULLIGAN:]
Aaron Burr!

[LAURENS:]
Give us a verse, drop some knowledge!

[BURR:]
Good luck with that: you're takin' a stand
You spit. I'm 'a sit. We'll see where we land

[LAFAYETTE/MULLIGAN:]
Boooo!

[LAURENS:]
Burr, the revolution's imminent. What do you stall for?

[HAMILTON:]
If you stand for nothing, Burr, what'll you fall for?

[MULLIGAN/LAFAYETTE/LAURENS:]
Ooh
Who you?
Who you?
Who are you?

[MULLIGAN/LAFAYETTE/LAURENS:]
Ooh, who is this kid? What's he gonna do?


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