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[George Washington]Ladies and gentlemenYou coulda been anywhere in the world tonightBut you’re here with us in New York CityAre you ready for a cabinet meeting?

The issue on the tableSecretary Hamilton’s planTo assume state debtAnd establish a national bankSecretary Jefferson, you have the floor, sir

[Thomas Jefferson]Life, liberty and the pursuit of happinessWe fought for these idealsWe shouldn’t settle for lessThese are wise wordsEnterprising men quote ’emDon’t act surprised, you guys, ’cause I wrote ’em


But Hamilton forgetsHis plan would have the government assume state’s debtsNow, place your bets as to who that benefitsThe very seat of government where Hamilton sits

[Hamilton]Not true!

[Thomas Jefferson]Ooh, if the shoe fits, wear itIf New York’s in debtWhy should Virginia bear it?Uh! Our debts are paid, I’m afraidDon’t tax the South’cause we got it made in the shadeIn Virginia, we plant seeds in the groundWe create. You just wanna move our money aroundThis financial plan is an outrageous demandAnd it’s too many damn pagesFor any man to understandStand with me in the land of the freeAnd pray to God we never see Hamilton’s candidacyLook, when Britain taxed our teaWe got friskyImagine what gon’ happenWhen you try to tax our whisky

[George Washington]Thank you, Secretary JeffersonSecretary HamiltonYour response

[Hamilton]Thomas, that was a real nice declarationWelcome to the presentWe’re running a real nationWould you like to join us, or stay mellowDoin’ whatever the hell it is you do in Monticello?If we assume the debts, the Union getsA new line of credit, a financial diureticHow do you not get it?If we’re aggressive and competitiveThe union gets a boost, you’d rather give it a sedative?A civics lesson from a slaver, hey neighborYour debts are paid’cause you don’t pay for laborWe plant seeds in the South, we createYeah, keep rantingWe know who’s really doing the plantingAnd another thing, Mr. Age of EnlightenmentDon’t lecture me about the war, you didn’t fight in itYou think I’m frightened of you, man?We almost died in a trenchWhile you were offGetting high with the FrenchThomas Jefferson, always hesitant with the PresidentReticent, there isn’t a plan he doesn’t jettisonMadison, you’re mad as a hatterSon, take your medicineDamn, you’re in worse shapeThan the national debt is inSittin’ there useless as two shitsHey, turn around, bend over, I’ll show youWhere my shoe fits

[George Washington]Excuse me? Madison, Jefferson, take a walk!Hamilton, take a walk!We’ll reconvene after a brief recessHamilton!


[George Washington]A word

[Thomas Madison]You don’t have the votes

(Thomas Jefferson & Thomas Madison]You don’t have the votes

[Thomas Jefferson]Aha-ha-ha ha!

(Thomas Jefferson & Thomas Madison]You’re gonna need congressional approvalAnd you don’t have the votes

[Thomas Jefferson]Such a blunder sometimesIt makes me wonder why I even bring the thunder

[Thomas Madison]Why he even brings the thunder

[Hamilton]You wanna pull yourself together?

I’m sorry, these Virginians are birds of a feather

[George Washington]Young man, I’m from VirginiaSo watch your mouth

[Hamilton]So we let Congress get held hostage by the South?

[George Washington]You need the votes

[Hamilton]No, we need bold strokesWe need this plan

[George Washington]No, you need to convince more folks

[Hamilton]James Madison won’t talk to me, that’s a nonstarter

[George Washington]Winning was easy, young man, governing’s harder

[Hamilton]They’re being intransigent

[George Washington]You have to find a compromise

[Hamilton]But they don’t have a plan, they just hate mine!

[George Washington]Convince them otherwise

[Hamilton]What happens if I don’t getCongressional approval?

[George Washington]I imagine they’ll call for your removal


[George Washington]Figure it out, AlexanderThat’s an order from your commander

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