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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!
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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