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Congratulations (Off-Broadway) is the 16th song in Act 2 and the 40th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

Angelica angrily and tearfully confronts Alexander about his actions after he had published The Reynolds Pamphlet and destroyed Eliza, who had cared so deeply about him. She vows she will never trust Alexander the same way and makes him oath to realize what he had been given and what he had lost when he shattered his bond with Eliza.

LyricsEdit

[HAMILTON]
Angelica

[ANGELICA]
Alexander
Congratulations.
You have invented a new kind of stupid
A damage you can never undo, kind of stupid
An "open all the cages in the zoo", kind of stupid
Truly you didn't think this through kind of stupid
Let's review
You took a rumor
A few, maybe two, people knew
And refuted it by sharing an affair of which
No one has accused you

I begged you to take a break, you refused to
So scared of what you enemies will do to you
You're the only enemy you ever seem to lose to
You know why Jefferson can do what he wants?
He doesn't dignify school yard taunts with a response

So yeah, congratulations!

[HAMILTON]
Angelica

[ANGELICA]
You've redefined your legacy, congratulations!

[HAMILTON]
It was an act of political sacrifice

[ANGELICA]
Sacrifice?
I languished in a loveless marriage in London
I lived only to read your letters
I look at you and think:
"God, what have we done with our lives and what did it get us?"

That doesn't wipe the tears or the years away
But I'm back in the city and I'm here to stay
And you know what I'm here to do?

[HAMILTON]
Angelica...

[ANGELICA]
I'm not here for you

I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
And a million years ago she said to me,
"This one's mine"
So I stood by
Do you know why?

I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time
Eliza!

[HAMILTON]
Eliza...

[ANGELICA]
Is the best thing in our lives
So never lose sight of the fact that you have been
Blessed with the best wife

Congratulations
For the rest of your life,
every sacrifice you make is for my sister
Give her the best life!

Congratulations.

TriviaEdit

  • Part of "Congratulations" still exists in the musical; the lyrics
"Angelica...
I'm not here for you
I know my sister like I know my own mind
You will never find anyone as trusting or as kind
I love my sister more than anything in this life
I will choose her happiness over mine every time
"
— Lines from Congratulations
Songs in Hamilton (Off-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
Ladies Transition
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Lafayette Interlude
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 One
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle Two
Washington On Your Side
One Last Ride
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Hurricane
Congratulations
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive Philip
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives, Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story

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