Playlists Guestbook

Ten Duel Commandments - lyrics

playlist Playlist
[MEN]
One, two, three, four
[FULL COMPANY]
Five, six, seven, eight, nine…
It’s the Ten Duel Commandments
[FULL COMPANY]
It’s the Ten Duel Commandments
Number one!
[LAURENS]
The challenge: demand satisfaction
If they apologize, no need for further action
[COMPANY]
Number two!
[LAURENS]
If they don’t, grab a friend, that’s your second
[HAMILTON]
Your lieutenant when there’s reckoning to be reckoned
[COMPANY]
Number three!
[LEE]
Have your seconds meet face to face
[BURR]
Negotiate a peace…
[HAMILTON]
Or negotiate a time and place
[BURR]
This is commonplace, ‘specially ‘tween recruits
[COMPANY]
Most disputes die, and no one shoots
Number four!
[LAURENS]
If they don’t reach a peace, that’s alright
Time to get some pistols and a doctor on site
[HAMILTON]
You pay him in advance, you treat him with civility
[BURR]
You have him turn around so he can have deniability
[COMPANY]
Five!
[LEE]
Duel before the sun is in the sky
[COMPANY]
Pick a place to die where it’s high and dry
Number six!
[HAMILTON]
Leave a note for your next of kin
Tell ‘em where you been. Pray that hell or heaven lets you in
[COMPANY]
Seven!
[LEE]
Confess your sins. Ready for the moment
Of adrenaline when you finally face your opponent
[COMPANY]
Number eight!
Your last chance to negotiate
Send in your seconds, see if they can set the record straight…
[BURR]
Alexander
[HAMILTON]
Aaron Burr, sir
[BURR]
Can we agree that duels are dumb and immature?
[HAMILTON]
Sure
But your man has to answer for his words, Burr
[BURR]
With his life? We both know that’s absurd, sir
[HAMILTON]
Hang on, how many men died because Lee was inexperienced and ruinous?
[BURR]
Okay, so we’re doin’ this
[COMPANY]
Number nine!
[HAMILTON]
Look ‘em in the eye, aim no higher
Summon all the courage you require
Then count
[MEN]
One two three four
[FULL COMPANY]
Five six seven eight nine
[HAMILTON/BURR]
Number
[COMPANY]
Ten paces!
[HAMILTON/BURR]
Fire!

Lyrics was added by monchinella

Lyrics was corrected by monchinella


Act 1

Hamilton: An American Musical lyrics