Guns And Ships Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda


Lin-Manuel Miranda Lyrics

Guns And Ships Lyrics
[BURR:]
How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower
Somehow defeat a global superpower?
How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire?
Leave the battlefield waving Betsy Ross' flag higher?
Yo. Turns out we have a secret weapon!
An immigrant you know and love who's unafraid to step in!
He's constantly confusin', confoundin' the British henchmen
Ev'ryone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman!

[COMPANY:]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE:]
I'm takin this horse by the reins makin'
Redcoats redder with bloodstains

[COMPANY:]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE:]
And I'm never gonna stop until I make 'em
Drop and burn 'em up and scatter their remains, I'm

[COMPANY:]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE:]
Watch me engagin' em! Escapin' em!
Enragin' em! I'm

[COMPANY:]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE:]
I go to France for more funds

[COMPANY:]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE:]
I come back with more

[LAFAYETTE AND ENSEMBLE:]
Guns
And ships
And so the balance shifts

[WASHINGTON:]
We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts

[LAFAYETTE:]
We can end this war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but
For this to succeed, there is someone else we need:

[WASHINGTON:]
I know

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE:]
Sir, he knows what to do in a trench
Ingenuitive and fluent in French, I mean

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE:]
Sir, you're gonna have to use him eventually
What's he gonna do on the bench? I mean

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE:]
No one has more resilience
Or matches my practical tactical brilliance

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY:]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE:]
You wanna fight for your land back?

[COMPANY:]
Hamilton!

[WASHINGTON:]
I need my right hand man back!

[WOMEN:]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE (MEN):]
Ah! Uh, get ya right hand man back (Get your right hand man back!)
You know you gotta get ya right hand man back (Your right hand man back!)

[LAFAYETTE (WOMEN/MEN):]
I mean you gotta put some thought into the letter (Hamilton!)
But the sooner the better (Hamilton! Hamilton!)
To get your right hand man back! (Ha Ha)

[WASHINGTON:]
Alexander Hamilton
Troops are waiting in the field for you
If you join us right now, together we can turn the tide
Oh, Alexander Hamilton
I have soldiers that will yield for you
If we manage to get this right
They'll surrender by early light
The world will never be the same, Alexander...


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