Hamilton - Ten Duel Commandments Lyrics

Broadway musical (2015)
Hamilton the Musical - Ten Duel Commandments Lyrics

"Ten Duel Commandments" is a song from the Broadway musical Hamilton performed by Anthony Ramos (Laurens), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Lee, Leslie Odom Jr. (Burr).

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!

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Ten Duel Commandments lyrics from Hamilton musical


Broadway production 2015
Hamilton the Musical Songs with Lyrics


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