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Lafayette Interlude Lyrics

[BURR]
How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower
Somehow defeat a global superpower?
How does King George underestimate his haters?

[King George III]
Once we beat the traitors, we'll be greeted as liberators!


[COMPANY]
Yay!


[BURR]
Now, 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 'til I make ‘em
Drop, burn ‘em up and scatter their remains, I’m—

[COMPANY]
Lafayette!

[LAFAYETTE]
Watch me escapin’ em! Engagin’ 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 the war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but
If we're to succeed, there's someone else we need:

[WASHINGTON]
Please


[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?

[WASHINGTON AND COMPANY]
Hamilton!

[LAFAYETTE]
Ya need your right hand man back!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ya need your right hand man back
Get your right hand man back
Get your right hand man back!

[WASHINGTON]
Alexander Hamilton
Troops are waiting in the field for you
If you join us right now, together we can turn the tide
Alexander Hamilton
I have soldiers who 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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About “Lafayette Interlude”

Lafayette Interlude takes place after “That Would Be Enough”. This was renamed “Guns and Ships' in the Broadway version and is rapped by Daveed Diggs as Marquis de Lafayette.

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