Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Scrapped 'Hamilton' Song About George Washington's Death
Piano accompanies Manuel's grieving vocals in the Soundcloud demo, which borrows lines from the song "One Last Time" sung by George Washington earlier in the play.
Lin-Manuel Miranda on Tuesday took to Twitter to share a cut Hamilton song detailing George Washington’s death.
“Here you go,” he wrote in a tweet containing lyrics to the track. “Cut from Act Two. It comes after Dear Theodosia Reprise, also cut.”
The attached SoundCloud demo has Miranda taking on the roles of the musical's titular character, Burr, Madison and Jefferson: “There is wailing in the street/ Theodosia, stay inside/ What’s the word good man?/ Have you not heard?/ George Washington has died.”
A piano accompanies Miranda’s grieving vocals, which borrows lines from the song “One Last Time" sung by George Washington earlier in the play.
Listen to the track, below.
Miranda also posted accompanying tweets containing the lyrics to the scrapped track.
Oh, there's lyrics in the demo that aren't written down here. My bad.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) December 11, 2018
That's Burr saying, "Hundreds of thousands of people line the streets" and Hamilton saying "The world turned upside down."
This story first appeared on Billboard.com.