Wednesday, June 15, 2016

More Homages to Hamilton!

 Deedy is having a ball writing verse about Lafayette as an echo of Hamilton the Musical!  Here are the latest. She's tweeting these one couplet at a time. (These are rough approximations of the rhythm of the verses to "My Shot".)

Young Lafayette had dinner with the Brit King’s Bro
Who told him the Americans were “good to go”.

When Lafayette learned of our fight for liberty
A flame was set alight inside the young marquis.

Forbidden by the King as well as family
To risk his life and fortune quite so recklessly.

They sent him off to England just to change his mind
He met King George and Clinton and was wined and dined.

But Our Marquis, undaunted, and his mind unchanged
Returned to France and bought a boat as pre-arranged.

He met with Silas Deane, and was delighted when
He was offered a commission as a Major Gen.
And when the King proclaimed him subject to arrest
He sneaked aboard his boat and headed to the west.

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