Scene Six – Farmer Refuted

Farmer Refuted
Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical – Farmer Refuted Lyrics

“Farmer Refuted” is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Samuel Seabury, Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton).

SEABURY:
Hear ye, hear ye! My name is Samuel Seabury, and I present
“Free thoughts on the proceedings of the Continental Congress!”
Heed not the rabble who scream revolution
They have not your interest at heart

MULLIGAN: Oh my god. Tear this dude apart

SEABURY:
Chaos and bloodshed are not a solution
Don’t let them lead you astray
This congress does not speak for me

BURR: Let him be

SEABURY:
They’re playing a dangerous game
I pray the king shows you his mercy
For shame, for shame!

HAMILTON: Yo!

SEABURY:
Heed not the rabble who
HAMILTON:
He’d have you all unravel at the sound of screams
SEABURY:
Scream—

HAMILTON:
But the revolution
SEABURY:
Revolution—
HAMILTON:
Is comin’
SEABURY:
They have not your interests
HAMILTON:
The have-nots are gonna win this

SEABURY:
At heart—
HAMILTON:
It’s hard to listen to you with a straight face

SEABURY:
Chaos and—
HAMILTON:
Chaos and bloodshed
SEABURY:
Bloodshed are not—
HAMILTON:
Already haunt us

SEABURY:
A solution—
HAMILTON:
Honestly, you shouldn’t even talk—
SEABURY:
Don’t let them lead you astray—
HAMILTON:
And what about Boston?
Look at the cost and all that we’ve lost
And you talk about Congress?
SEABURY:
This Congress does not speak for me

HAMILTON:
My dog speaks more eloquently than thee

SEABURY:
You’re playing a dangerous game

HAMILTON:
But strangely, your mange is the same!

SEABURY:
I pray the king shows you his mercy

HAMILTON: Is he in Jersey?

SEABURY: For shame—

HAMILTON: For the Revolution!

SEABURY: For shame!

COMPANY: For the Revolution!

SEABURY: Heed—

HAMILTON:
If you repeat yourself again I’m gonna
SEABURY & HAMILTON:
Scream—

HAMILTON:
Honestly, look at me, please don’t read!

SEABURY: Not your interest—

HAMILTON and (COMPANY):
Don’t modulate the key then not debate with me (laughter)
Why should a tiny island across the sea
Regulate the price of tea?

BURR: Alexander, please!

HAMILTON:
Burr, I’d rather be divisive than indecisive
Drop the niceties

ENSEMBLE:
Silence! A message from the King!
A message from the King!
FULL COMPANY:
A message from the King!