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Guns And Ships – Lyrics

Producer: Ahmir Thompson
Masterer: Tom Coyne
Composer, Lyricist: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Producer: Tarik Trotter
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How does a ragtag volunteer army, in need of a shower
Somehow defeat a global superpower?

How do we emerge victorious from the quagmire?
Leave the battlefield waving Betsy Ross’s flag higher?

Yo, turns out we have a secret weapon
An immigrant you know and love who’s unafraid to step in

He’s constantly confusing, confounding the British henchmen
Everyone give it up for America’s favorite fighting Frenchman
Lafayette!

I’m taking this horse by the reins
Making redcoats redder with bloodstains
Lafayette!

And I’m never gonna stop until I make ’em drop
And burn ’em up and scatter the remains
I’m—Lafayette!

Watch me engaging ’em, escaping ’em, enraging ’em, ow
Lafayette!

I go to France for more funds
Lafayette!

I come back with more guns
And ships

And so the balance…

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