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"Aaron Burr, Sir" is the second song of Act One of the Broadway musical Hamilton. It is the second song of the musical overall.

This song sets the time and place of the story. It also introduces the characters Aaron Burr, John Laurens, Marquis de Lafayette, and Hercules Mulligan when Hamilton meets them in a bar, and informs of Hamilton's and Burr's ambitions.

LyricsEdit

[ENSEMBLE]
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 our 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]
Huh.

[BURR]
Don't let them know what you're against or what you're for.

[HAMILTON]
You can't be serious?

[BURR]
You want to get ahead?

[HAMILTON]
Yes.

[BURR]
Fools who run their mouths off wind up dead.

[LAURENS]
A yo-yo yo-yo-yo! What time is it?

[LAURENS, LAFAYETTE, & MULLIGAN]
Showtime!

[BURR]
Like I said...

[LAURENS]
Showtime! Showtime! Yo!
I'm John Laurens in the place to be
A-two pints of Sam Adams, but I'm working on three, hah!
Those redcoats don't want it with me!
'Cause I will pop chick-a-pop
These cops 'til 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 is the best?
C'est moi!

[MULLIGAN]
Brah! Brah!
I am Hercules Mulligan
Up in it, lovin' it, yes I heard your mother say, "Come again?"
Lock up your 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 taking a stand
You spit, I'mma sit, we'll see where we land.

[LAURENS]
Burr, the revolution's imminent, what do you stall for?

[HAMILTON]
If you stand for nothing, Burr, what'll you fall for?

[LAURENS, LAFAYETTE, & MULLIGAN]
Oooh

[LAURENS]
Who are you?

[MULLIGAN]
Who are you?

[LAFAYETTE]
Who are you?

[LAURENS, LAFAYETTE, & MULLIGAN]
Oooh, who is this kid, what's he gonna do?

TriviaEdit

  • "Aaron Burr, Sir" is one of the original songs from The Hamilton Mixtape that remained in the musical when it went on Broadway, while others were cut from the act.

GalleryEdit


Songs in Hamilton (Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
A Winter's Ball
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Guns And Ships
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Non-Stop
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle #1
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
Hurricane
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

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