Hamilton - What'd I Miss Lyrics

Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical - What'd I Miss Lyrics


COMPANY:
Seventeen. Se- se- seventeen...
Se- se- seventeen…

BURR:
1789
How does the bastard orphan
Immigrant decorated war vet
Unite the colonies through more debt?
Fight the other founding fathers til he has to forfeit?
Have it all, lose it all
You ready for more yet?
Treasury Secretary. Washington’s the President
Ev’ry American experiment sets a precedent
Not so fast. Someone came along to resist him
Pissed him off until we had a two-party system
You haven’t met him yet, you haven’t had the chance
‘cause he’s been kickin’ ass as the ambassador to France
But someone’s gotta keep the American promise
You simply must meet Thomas. Thomas!

COMPANY:
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home!
Thomas Jefferson’s coming home Lord he’s
Been off in Paris for so long!
Aaa-ooo!
Aaa-ooo!

JEFFERSON:
France is following us to revolution
There is no more status quo
But the sun comes up and the world still spins

ENSEMBLE:
Aaa-ooo!

JEFFERSON:
I helped Lafayette draft a declaration
Then I said, ‘I gotta go
I gotta be in Monticello.’ Now the work at
Home begins…

ENSEMBLE:
Aaa-ooo!

JEFFERSON:
So what’d I miss?
What’d I miss?
Virginia, my home sweet home, I wanna give you a kiss
I’ve been in Paris meeting lots of different ladies...
I guess I basic’lly missed the late eighties...
I traveled the wide, wide world and came back to this…

ENSEMBLE:
Aaa-ooo!

JEFFERSON:
There’s a letter on my desk from the President
Haven’t even put my bags down yet
Sally be a lamb, darlin’, won’tcha open it?
It says the President’s assembling a cabinet
And that I am to be the Secretary of State, great!
And that I’m already Senate-approved...
I just got home and now I’m headed up to New York

ENSEMBLE:
Headin’ to New York!
Headin’ to New York!

JEFFERSON:
Lookin’ at the rolling fields                  ENSEMBLE:
I can’t believe that we are free          Believe that we are free

Ready to face
Whatever’s awaiting
Me in N.Y.C.                                    Me in N.Y.C.

JEFFERSON:
But who’s waitin’ for me when I step in the place?
My friend James Madison, red in the face

JEFFERSON:
He grabs my arm and
I respond
“What’s goin’ on?”      

MADISON:
Thomas, we are engaged in a battle for our nation’s very soul
Can you get us out of the mess we’re in?

ENSEMBLE:
Aaa-ooo!

MADISON:
Hamilton’s new financial plan is nothing less
Than government control
I’ve been fighting for the South alone
Where have you been?

JEFFERSON:
Uh...France.

ENSEMBLE:
Aaa-ooo!    

MADISON:
We have to win

JEFFERSON:
What’d I miss?

ENSEMBLE:
Wha? Wha? What’d I miss?

JEFFERSON:
What’d I miss?

ENSEMBLE:
I’ve come home to this?

JEFFERSON:
Headfirst into a political abyss!

ENSEMBLE:
Headfirst, into the abyss!

JEFFERSON:
I have my first cabinet meeting today

ENSEMBLE:
Chik-a-pow!

JEFFERSON:
I guess I better think of something to say
I’m already on my way
Let’s get to the bottom of this…      

ENSEMBLE:
What did I miss? Ahhh ah!

WASHINGTON:
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home

HAMILTON:
Mr. Jefferson? Alexander Hamilton

WASHINGTON AND ENSEMBLE:
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home

COMPANY:
Mr. Jefferson, welcome home
Sir, you’ve been off in Paris for so long!

JEFFERSON:
So what did I miss?

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SYNOPSIS
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story Of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
A Winter's Ball
Helpless
Satisfied
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Guns and Ships
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next
Dear Theodosia
Non-Stop
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle #1
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
Hurricane
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Burn
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
Congratulations
Tomorrow There Will Be More of Us