Lin-Manuel Miranda - Lafayette Interlude Lyrics

How does a ragtag volunteer army in need of a shower
Somehow defeat a global superpower?
How does King George underestimate his haters?

[King George III:]
Once we beat the traitors, we'll be greeted as liberators!


Now, turns out we have a secret weapon!
An immigrant you know and love who's unafraid to step in!
He's constantly confusin', confoundin' the British henchmen
Ev'ryone give it up for America's favorite fighting Frenchman!


I'm taking this horse by the reins makin'
Redcoats redder with bloodstains


And I'm never gonna stop 'til I make 'em
Drop, burn 'em up and scatter their remains, I'm..


Watch me escapin' em! Engagin' em!
Enragin' em! I'm...


I go to France for more funds


I come back with more

[Lafayette and Ensemble:]
And ships
And so the balance shifts

We rendezvous with Rochambeau, consolidate their gifts

We can end the war at Yorktown, cut them off at sea, but
If we're to succeed, there's someone else we need:


[Washington and Company:]

Sir, he knows what to do in a trench
Ingenuitive and fluent in French, I mean..

[Washington and Company:]

Sir, you're gonna have to use him eventually
What's he gonna do on the bench? I mean..

[Washington and Company:]

No one has more resilience
Or matches my practical tactical brilliance..

[Washington and Company:]

You wanna fight for your land back?

[Washington and Company:]

Ya need your right hand man back!
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ya need your right hand man back
Get your right hand man back
Get your right hand man back!

Alexander Hamilton
Troops are waiting in the field for you
If you join us right now, together we can turn the tide
Alexander Hamilton
I have soldiers who will yield for you
If we manage to get this right
They'll surrender by early light
The world will never be the same, Alexander...

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Lin-Manuel Miranda Lafayette Interlude Comments
  1. tic tacs 4 snaccs

    I only just found out there were a bunch of songs from the off broadway version that were cut out, and I'm listening to them all rn. I'm shook

  2. LinfortheWin

    Is that John Trumbull?

  3. The_Perfect_Crime 884

    He’s the frenchiest fry

  4. Reagan Likes Musicals

    When I saw the title I was like "NO!! IF LAFAYETTE DIES I WILL CRY!!" Then when I actually heard and it was the workshop version of Guns and Ships, a wave of relief went on over me.

    Thomas Jefferson

    Im glad lin kept guns and ship because Lafayette died in 1839

  5. pretty girls and cloud swirls


  6. Tamiya Is Royalty

    OG guns and ships.

  7. John Laurens


  8. Blobbyfish 008

    This guy that ain't Chris Jackson sounds like the guy who now plays George Washington

  9. Potato Ella

    oui oui mon aMI

  10. Ellie Scott

    Daveed completely gave up on that french acccent... Thomas Jefferson is that you?

    Over Nubs

    It wasnt Daveed Tho

    Ellie Scott

    Over Nubs No, that is Daveed he played T.Jeff and Laf in the Vassar workshop, offbroadway and the finished musical

  11. Jean Valjean

    look at me go ;)

  12. Bored_AF


  13. greyson uwu

    Ah ah ah ah ah ah

  14. Wriggly Roach

    Mah baby. I'm too obsessed with Lafayette.

    Kaley Shupe

    Same here😂

  15. a b a n d o n e d a c c

    I almost screamed because I thought Lafayette died

    Defne A.

    I may have to tell you something

    tessa coers

    Who's gonna tell him/her?

    gReEtInGs aNd sAlUtAtIonS

    Well...... we have bad news

    Robby B3ll4s

    a b a n d o n e d a c c

  16. ani animation

    What's this song named ....sorry I just love this one so muchhh

    Shine Bright Like A doitsu

    ani animation guns and ships😆

    ani animation

    Shine Bright Like A doitsu tyyyy:000 nice picture btw

    Shine Bright Like A doitsu

    ani animation your welcome and again thanks for the compliment. Go my child and become hamiltrash😊

    ani animation

    Shine Bright Like A doitsu YES!

  17. O K

    I kinda like this version of GWash. He seems happier.

  18. Вктория Кравченко

    Ah ~ I'm melting////

  19. EzyBreezy

    George Washington: Please
    My favorite quote

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  21. Polaris the dragon


  22. Nugcon

    Just dab on em haters

  23. Shannon S

    That noise he makes I cant stop playing over and over.
    "Heh heh heh" "heh heh heh" 'heh heh heh" "heh heh heh" is just what im repeting. "heh heh heh"

    Some Heroes Wear Headphones

    Like in the Winter's Ball I replay that one part... "If you marry one your rich son. It's a question of if Burr or which one? Hey hey hey hey hey..." And then I annoy my friend by asking them that question over and over.

    k í k í


    pretty girls and cloud swirls

    Sounds like asthma

  24. The Strange Fangirl

    Oh my god 😂

  25. PAT MAN

    So it's just the original Guns and Ships😑

  26. chrisk28blue

    He better not die like John did in HIS interlude.

  27. Lillith 007

    Wait who is singing this?

    Turtles lol

    Lillian Varay The only different singer is George Washington....Daveed is just rapping without an accent XD

    Lillith 007

    Turtles lol I am an idiot I’ve gotten too used to accents


    This is a workshop version. Washington sounds really different, but i'm pretty sure its still him...
    But im too dumb to understand crud so :,D

    Shannon S

    well I mean, its called that LAFAYETTE Interlude so..

    Jack Sparrow

    King George is not Jonathan Groff either.

  28. Oi Josuke

    I’m glad it turned out the way it did

  29. Ksksksk

    for some reason this doesn't sound like the actors but that could just be me :/

    A2 Kidz Newz

    matthew Boyle it was daveed but it wasnt christopher jackson

    Literal Trash

    The Anime Fan different king, different george, same old Lafayette

    emma lmao

    matthew Boyle no this was Daveed Diggs but he just gave up on the French accent because this is just the workshop version which is just Lin seeing what it would sound like so they weren’t really trying as hard

    Ali Bryan


    It’s because it is not the original cast.

    gReEtInGs aNd sAlUtAtIonS

    matthew Boyle no that’s daveed just not Chris

  30. ItzGluey YT

    why does it sound like he's trying to hold back from laughing in "we rendezvous with rochambeau" 😂


    I hear it too

  31. IrelevantMusicalTrash 17

    That ain't no Chris Jackson

    Patria Rodriguez

    IrelevantMusicalTrash 17 this is from the workshop the most original cast ever so Chris wasn’t in it yet

    Learn yo facts


    This ain't no John Trumbull


    this aint no Lafayette

    oh wait yes it is

  32. IrelevantMusicalTrash 17

    YAY!!!! No

  33. andretheinernaut

    Oh shit I thought there was a deleted song about Laf dying and then I was like, "Wtf no he died after Hamdaddy."


    quinn/cy ᕦ ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ᕤ after WHOMST

    Shannon S

    Hamdaddy? I thought it was HAMillSHAM. or HAMsandwitch.


    andretheinternaut HE IS MINE

    k í k í

    same, i was scared

    Jessica Alberts

    Hamilton who? I only know hamdaddy

  34. Mikey Spencer

    I didn't know Guns and Ships was orignally called Lafayette Interlude

    WattSpace Ukulele

    Your profile picture gives me life


    Michael Spencer don’t think it was lol, I think this title was for copyright reasons

    Shahira Omar

    Mercat100 it’s a joke

    Safety Scissors

    i was lafayette interlude and was scared, thought someone pulled a sneaky and wrote about Lafayettes death (even though he was the last person in the squad to die)

  35. Chere Love


    matthew Boyle

    This is the original workshop version


    how is it clickbait?


    +Chere Love is not clickbait

    Jokah Jokah

    matthew Boyle wait how is this interlude then? Am I missing something?

    J Thiti

    Chara346 Meep I think it was was called Lafayette’s Interlude at first but then they changed it