Quoting the entirety of Hamilton

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    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    How does an immigrant, orphan, son of a poor woman
    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?

    Awkward Potato

    The ten-dollar founding father without a father
    Got a lot smarter by working a lot harder
    By being a lot smarter
    By being a self-starter by 14
    He was placed in charge of a trading charter

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    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

    Awkward Potato

    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 wrote his first refrain, a testament to his pain

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    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
    And the world’s gonna know your name
    What’s your name, man?

    Awkward Potato

    Alexander Hamilton
    My name is Alexander Hamilton
    And there’s a million things I haven’t done
    But just you wait, just you wait

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    When he was ten his father split, full of it, debt-ridden
    Two years later, see Alex and his mother bed-ridden
    Half-dead sittin’ in their own sick, the scent thick

    Awkward Potato

    and Alex got better but his mother went quick

    Masøn M.

    Moved in with a cousin, the cousin commuted suicde.
    Left him with nothing but ruined pride, something new inside
    A voice saying “Alex, ya gotta fend for yourself!”
    He started retreatin’ and readin’ every treatise on the shelf.
    (I think that’s right idk…)

    Awkward Potato

    There would’ve been nothing left to do for someone less astute
    He would’ve been dead or destitute
    Without a cent of restitution
    (*committed, not commuted, but otherwise good)

    Josiah the Carrot Stick

    Started working, clerking for his late mother’s landlord
    Trading sugarcane and rum and all the things he can’t afford

    Awkward Potato

    Scammin’ for every book he can get his hands on
    Planning for the future see him now as he stands on
    The bow of a ship headed for a new land
    In New York you can be a new man

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