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"The Schuyler Sisters" is the fifth song of Act One and the fifth song of Hamilton overall. The Schuyler sisters, Angelica, Peggy, and Elizabeth Schuyler, are introduced as they reveal their background and ambitions.

Cross References Edit

  • The way the sisters sing their names is echoed in following songs, such as "Satisfied".

LyricsEdit

[BURR]
There's nothing rich folks love more
Than going downtown and slummin' it with the poor
They pull up in their carriages and gawk at the students in the common
Just to watch them talk
Take Phillip Schuyler; the man is loaded
Uh oh, but little does he know that his daughters
Peggy, Angelica, Eliza
Sneak into the city just to watch all the guys at—

[COMPANY]
Work, work!

[ANGELICA]
Angelica!

[ELIZA]
Eliza!

[PEGGY]
And Peggy!

[COMPANY]
Work, work!
The Schuyler sisters!

[ANGELICA]
Angelica!

[PEGGY]
Peggy!

[ELIZA]
Eliza!

[COMPANY]
Work!

[PEGGY]
Daddy said to be home by sundown

[ANGELICA]
Daddy doesn't need to know

[PEGGY]
Daddy said not to go downtown

[ELIZA]
Like I said, you're free to go

[ANGELICA]
But—look around, look around, the Revolution's happening in New York

[PEGGY & ELIZA]
New York!

[COMPANY]
Angelica

[SCHUYLER SISTERS & COMPANY]
Work!

[PEGGY]
It's bad enough Daddy wants to go to war

[ELIZA]
People shouting in the square

[PEGGY]
It's bad enough there'll be violence on our shore

[ANGELICA]
New ideas in the air

[ANGELICA & MALE ENSEMBLE]
Look around, look around—

[ELIZA]
Angelica, remind me what we're looking for...

[MEN]
She's looking for me!

[ANGELICA]
Eliza, I'm looking for a mind at work
I'm looking for a mind at work
I'm looking for a mind at work

[COMPANY]
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!

[ANGELICA]
Woah

[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
Woah

[SCHUYLER SISTERS & COMPANY]
Work!

[BURR]
Wooh, there's nothing like summer in the city
Someone in a rush next to someone looking pretty
Excuse me, miss, I know it's not funny
But your perfume smells like your daddy's got money
Why you slummin' in the city in your fancy heels
You searching for an urchin who can give you ideals?

[ANGELICA]
Burr, you disgust me

[BURR]
Ah, so you've discussed me
I'm a trust fund, baby, you can trust me

[ANGELICA]
I've been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine
Some men say that I'm intense or I'm insane
You want a revolution? I want a revelation
So listen to my declaration:

[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
"We hold these truths to be self-evident
That all men are created equal"

[COMPANY]
Uh
[ANGELICA]
And when I meet Thomas Jefferson
Im'a compel him to include women in the sequel

[WOMEN]
Work!

[ELIZA]
Look around, look around
At how lucky we are to be alive right now

[ELIZA & PEGGY]
Look around, look around, at how lucky we are to be alive right now

[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
History is happening in Manhattan
And we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world

[SCHUYLER SISTERS & COMPANY]
In the greatest city in the world!




[ANGELICA]
'Cause I've been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine
So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane


[ELIZA & PEGGY]
Look around, look around

The revolution's happening in—

[MEN]
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!





[ANGELICA]
You want a revolution?
I want a revelation
So listen to my declaration:


[ELIZA & PEGGY]
New York!
In New York!


[WOMEN]
Look around, look around
The revolution's happening





[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
We hold these truths to be self-evident
That all men are created equal


[FEMALE ENSEMBLE]
Look around, look around
At how lucky we are to be alive right now


[WOMEN]
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!
Hey! Hey!


[COMPANY]
Look around, look around
At how lucky we are to be alive right now
History is happening in Manhattan and we just happen to be

[WOMEN]
In the greatest city in the world!

[MEN]
In the greatest city in the world!



[COMPANY]
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!


[ANGELICA]
Angelica!
[ELIZA]
Eliza!
[PEGGY]
And Peggy!
[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
The Schuyler sisters!
[SCHUYLER SISTERS]
The Schuyler sisters!
We're looking for a minded work
Hey!
Hey!





[COMPANY]
Work, work!
Work, work!
Work, work!


[ANGELICA]
Woah!
In the greatest city in the world!


[ELIZA & PEGGY]
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!
In the greatest city in the world!


[COMPANY]
In the greatest city in the world!

TriviaEdit

  • The Schuyler Sisters was one of the songs which were not cut from the musical from the original songs of The Hamilton Mixtape, and made it into the Off-Broadway and later productions of Hamilton.


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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