Responsive image

This song tells the story of Hamilton writing George Washington’s “Farewell Address,” his famous last statement of political thoughts published upon his decision to step down from Presidential office. MIRANDA: [W]e used the text of Washington’s actual address. It starts spoken and then Washington begins singing – it’s a straight grab of the “Yes We Can” video where they sing the speech under it. That’s where we learned the technique. And so in that particular song we owe a very specific debt – and really, more to ​will.i.am [who wrote the song] than Obama – but to Obama. It was originally the second half of “One Last Ride,” which started with Washington and Hamilton rode out to quell the Whiskey Rebellion in Western Pennsylvania (as referred to in “Cabinet Battle #1.”) https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/419549717597388800 Miranda noted on Twitter that he cut this song down and changed the name for various reasons: https://twitter.com/cinemaxwell/status/620964117982093312 https://twitter.com/Lin_Manuel/status/620965163773087745

Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

262 / 726

36.09%

53.44%

4.08

79.36

  • Responsive image Lin-Manuel Miranda
i 27 3.72%
to 26 3.58%
the 26 3.58%
washington 22 3.03%
of 20 2.75%
hamilton 20 2.75%
you 15 2.07%
say 15 2.07%
and 14 1.93%
goodbye 13 1.79%
hamilton 20 2.75%
washington 20 2.75%
say 15 2.07%
goodbye 13 1.79%
time 9 1.24%
last 9 1.24%
home 7 0.96%
sir 7 0.96%
teach 7 0.96%
going 6 0.83%