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"One Last Ride (Off-Broadway)" is the 11th song of Act Two and the 35th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.

LyricsEdit

[WASHINGTON]
Hamilton!

[HAMILTON]
Sir!

[WASHINGTON]
I hope you’re happy

[HAMILTON]
Sir, is this about the Whiskey Rebellion
In western Pennsylvania?

[WASHINGTON]
You could’ve given me a word of warning

[HAMILTON]
Because it is your Secretary of State, Thomas Jefferson
Who has been agitating these men to rebellion

[WASHINGTON]
Thomas Jefferson resigned this morning

[HAMILTON]
I’m sorry—what?

[WASHINGTON]
This is expensive stuff

[HAMILTON]
The whiskey tax is very unpopular
But necessary, sir

[WASHINGTON]
Haven’t you talked enough?

[HAMILTON]
I hate to think about what Jefferson
Will do when he’s no longer in this Cabinet

[WASHINGTON]
Why?

[HAMILTON]
Imagine the damage he’ll inflict
Agitating from the outside

[WASHINGTON]
He’s gonna to run for president
In two years’ time

[HAMILTON]
Ha, good luck defeating you, sir

[WASHINGTON]
I won’t be running in two years’ time

[HAMILTON]
Why?

[WASHINGTON]
One last ride, while I’m in my prime
I'll need you by my side
And while we still have time
We’re gonna teach ‘em how to say goodbye
Say goodbye—you and I!

Let’s begin
First, write my farewell address;
Madison wrote the first draft
It’s a mess
Start with his words, or start from scratch

[HAMILTON]
To you, sir

[WASHINGTON]
Hmm. Down the hatch!

[HAMILTON]
But what about the rebels
Who are mad about this whiskey?

[WASHINGTON]
I have a plan, but it’s risky

[HAMILTON]
What’s your plan, sir?

[WASHINGTON]
If I still fit in this thing—

[HAMILTON]
What?

[WASHINGTON]
We’re gonna saddle up and win this thing!

[WASHINGTON/HAMILTON]
One last ride—

[WASHINGTON]
Let's show these hellions!
I’m gonna need you—

[WASHINGTON/HAMILTON]
By my side

[WASHINGTON]
We know from rebellions
We’re gonna teach ‘em
How to stay in line,
Stay in line—

[WASHINGTON/HAMILTON]
You and I!

[WASHINGTON]
I never wanted a crown;
I never wanted to lead
But I couldn’t turn my back
On a nation in need

[HAMILTON]
Sir, you were born to lead

[WASHINGTON]
One last ride.
I’m past my prime, but I served with pride
And while we still have time
We’re gonna teach ‘em how to say goodbye
You and I

[COMPANY]
Western Pennsylvania
Here comes the President!

[REBEL 1]
Oh my god!

[COMPANY]
Here comes the President!

[REBEL 1]
Everybody put your guns down!

[COMPANY]
Here comes the President!

[REBEL 1]
Can it really be?

[REBEL 2]
It is! Look!

[COMPANY]
Here comes the President!

[REBELS]
George Washington!

[WASHINGTON]
You are outgunned!

[HAMILTON]
What!

[WASHINGTON]
Outmanned!

[HAMILTON]
What!

[WASHINGTON]
Outnumbered, outplanned!

[HAMILTON]
Pay your fucking taxes!

[WASHINGTON]
Put your guns down on my command!

[HAMILTON]
Hand ‘em over!

[WASHINGTON]
This is Hamilton, my right-hand man

[HAMILTON]
Y'all know me.

[COMPANY]
We’re outgunned—

[HAMILTON]
What!

[COMPANY]
Outmanned—

[HAMILTON]
You hear it?

[COMPANY]
Outnumbered, outplanned

[HAMILTON]
Distilled spirits.

[COMPANY]
The greatest man in all of the land

[HAMILTON]
Please rise for your President

[COMPANY]
George Washington!

[HAMILTON]
Though, in reviewing the incidents of my administration
I am unconscious of intentional error
I am nevertheless too sensible of my defects
Not to think it probable that I may have committed many errors
I shall also carry with me the hope that my country
Will never cease to view them with indulgence;
And that, after—

[WASHINGTON/HAMILTON]
Forty five years of my life dedicated to its service with an upright zeal
The faults of incompetent abilities will be consigned to oblivion
As I myself must soon be
To the mansions of rest
I anticipate with pleasing expectation that retreat
In which I promise myself to realize,the sweet enjoyment of partaking, in the midst of my fellow-citizens
The benign influence of good laws under a free government
The ever-favorite object of my heart
And the happy reward, as I trust, of our mutual cares, labors, and dangers

[WASHINGTON]
One last ride

[HAMILTON]
Teach ‘em how to say goodbye

[WASHINGTON]
You and I
One last hurrah!

[HAMILTON]
History has its eyes on you!

[WASHINGTON]
Oh, we're gonna teach 'em how to say goodbye
Teach 'em how to say goodbye
Say goodbye, say goodbye
One last ride!

TriviaEdit

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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