Lin-Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan Aaron Burr, Sir cover

Aaron Burr, Sir
by , Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed Diggs & Okieriete Onaodowan
Lyrics and Meaning


Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Seventeen seventy-six
New York City
Pardon me, are you Aaron Burr, sir?
Verse 2
That depends, who's asking?
Verse 3
Oh, sure, sir
I'm Alexander Hamilton, I'm at your service, sir
I have been looking for you
Verse 4
I'm getting nervous
Verse 5
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?
Verse 6
You punched the bursar?
Verse 7
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
Verse 8
So how'd you do it, how'd you graduate so fast?
Verse 9
It was my parent's dying wish before they passed
Verse 10
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
Verse 11
Can I buy you a drink?
That would be nice
Verse 12
While we're talking, let me offer you some free advice
Talk less
Verse 13
Verse 14
Smile more
Verse 15
Verse 16
Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for
Verse 17
You can't be serious
Verse 18
You wanna get ahead?
Verse 19
Verse 20
Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead
Verse 21
Yo yo yo yo yo
What time is it?
Verse 22
Show time
Verse 23
Like I said
Verse 24
Show time, show time
Yo, I'm John Lauren's 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
'Cause I will pop chick-a pop these cops till I'm free
Verse 25
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
Verse 26
Brrrah, brraaah I am Hercules Mulligan
Up in it, lovin' it, yes I heard ya mother said come again
Verse 27
Ay, lock up ya daughters and horses, of course
It's hard to have intercourse over four sets of corsets (wow)
Verse 28
No more sex, pour me another brew, son
Let's raise a couple more to the revolution
Verse 29
Well, if it ain't the prodigy of Princeton college
Verse 30
Aaron Burr
Verse 31
Give us a verse, drop some knowledge
Verse 32
Good luck with that, you're takin' a stand
You spit, I'm 'a sit
We'll see where we land (boo)
Verse 33
Burr, the revolution's imminent, what do you stall for?
Verse 34
If you stand for nothing Burr, what'll you fall for?
Verse 35
Oh, who are you oh, who are you oh, who are you?
Oh, who is this kid, what's he gonna do?

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