Scene Nine – A Winter’s Ball

A Winter’s Ball

Broadway musical (2015)

Hamilton the Musical – A Winter’s Ball Lyrics

“A Winter’s Ball” is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Leslie Odom Jr. (Burr) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

BURR:

How does the bastard, orphan, son of a whore

Go on and on

Grow into more of a phenomenon?

Watch this obnoxious, arrogant, loudmouth bother

Be seated at the right hand of the father

Washington hires Hamilton right on sight

But Hamilton still wants to fight, not write

Now Hamilton’s skill with a quill is undeniable

But what do we have in common? We’re

Reliable with the

 

ALL MEN:

Ladies!

 

BURR:

There are so many to deflower!

 

ALL MEN:

Ladies!

 

BURR:

Looks! Proximity to power

 

ALL MEN:

Ladies!

 

BURR:

They delighted and distracted him

Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him!

 

HAMILTON:

That’s true

 

FULL COMPANY:

1780

 

BURR:

A winter’s ball

And the Schuyler sisters are the envy of all

Yo, if you can marry a sister, you’re rich, son

 

HAMILTON:

Is it a question of if, Burr, or which one?

 

BOTH:

Hey

Hey

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