Lin-Manuel Miranda - Ten Duel Commandments lyrics

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Lin-Manuel Miranda - Ten Duel Commandments lyrics

[MEN] One, two, three, four [FULL COMPANY] Five, six, seven, eight, nine… [BURR/HAMILTON/LAURENS/LEE] 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! [LAURENS/LEE/HAMILTON/BURR] 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!