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Alexandra Hamilton

[BURR]
How does a bitch, orphan, daughter of a player and a Scotswomen, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean, by providence impoverished in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?

[LAURENS]
The ten-dollar founding mother without a mother gota lot farther, by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter, by fourteen, they placed her in charge of a trading charter

[JEFFRESON]
And every day, while slaves were being slaughtered, and carted away across the waves, she struggled and kept her guard up. Inside, she was longing for something to be a part of, the sister was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter.

[MADISON]
Then the hurricane came, devastation reigned, our girl saw her future drip, dripping down the drain put a pencil to her temple, connected it to her brain and she wrote her first refrain, a testament to her pain!

Well, the word got around, they said, “This kid is insane, girl!” took up a collection just to send her to the mainland! “get your education, don’t forget from whence you came, and the world’s gonna know your name! What’s your name, girl?”

[HAMILTON]
Alexandra Hamilton, My name is Alexandra Hamilton and there’s a million things I haven’t done, but just you wait, just you wait...

[ELIJAH]
When she was ten her mother split, full of it, debt-ridden, two years later, see Alex and her father bed-ridden, half-dead, sittin' in their own sick, the scent thick,

[COMPANY]
And Alex got better but her father went quick.

[WASHINGTON]
Moved in with a cousin, the cousin committed suicide, left her with nothin’ but ruined pride, something new inside, A voice saying,

[WASHINGTON & COMPANY]
"Alex, you gotta fend for yourself!"

She started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf!

[BURR & ENSEMBLE] [ OVERLAPPING]
There would've been nothin' left to do, for someone less astute she would've been dead or destitute, without a cent of restitution, she started workin', clerkin' for her late father's landlord! Tradin' sugarcane and rum and all the things she can't afford! Scammin' for every book she can get her hands on,

Plannin' for the future see her now, as she stands on the bow of a ship,
Headin’ for a new land! In New York you can be a new girl!

[COMPANY]
Cause in-

[ENSEMBLE & HAMILTON]
New York you can be a new girl! (Just you wait!) In New York you can be a new girl! (Just you wait!) In New York you can be a new girl! (Just you wait!)

[ENSEMBLE]
In New York.... (New York...)

[HAMILTON]
Just you waaait!!

[ENSEMBLE]
Alexandra Hamilton (Alexandra Hamilton) We are waiting in the wings for you (Waiting in the wings for you) could never back down, you never learned to take your Tiiiiiimme!! Ohhh!
Alexandra Hamilton! (Alexandra Hamilton)

When America sings for you, will
they know what you overcame? Will they know you rewrote the game? The world will never be the saaaame, ooooh!!

[BURR & ENSEMBLE]
Ship is in the harbor now, see if you can spot her, (Just you wait) another immigrant, comin' up from the bottom! (Just you wait) her enemies destroyed her rep, America forgot her

[LAFAYETTE & MULLIGAN]
We, fought with her

[LAURENS/PHILLIPA]
Me? I died for her

Me? I trusted her

[ANGELO, ELIJAH & MARCUS]
Me? I loved her

And me? I'm the damn fool that shot her (shot her, shot her)

[ENSEMBLE]
There's a million things I haven't done,
But just you waaaaaait....!

“What's your name, girl?”

[HAMILTON & ENSEMBLE]

Alexandra Hamilton!

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