Hamilton: the musical (Animatic version)


[ALEXANDER HAMILTON] [AARON BURR] How does a bastard, orphan, son of a whore and a Scotsman, dropped in the middle of a forgotten spot in the Caribbean by providence, impoverished, in squalor grow up to be a hero and a scholar?

[JOHN LAURENS] The ten-dollar founding father without a father got a lot farther by working a lot harder, by being a lot smarter, by being a self-starter.

By 14, they placed him in charge of a trading charter.

[THOMAS JEFFERSON] And every day while slaves were being slaughtered and carted away across the waves, he struggled and kept his guard up.

Inside, he was longing for something to be a part of, the brother was ready to beg, steal, borrow, or barter.

[JAMES MADISON] Then a hurricane came, and devastation reigned our man saw his future drip, dripping down the drain.

Put a pencil to his temple, connected it to his brain, and he wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain.

[BURR] Well, the word got around, they said, "This kid is insane, man!"

Took up a collection just to send him to the mainland.

Get your education, don't forget from whence you came.