"A Winter's Ball" is the 9th song of Act One of Hamilton.

In this song, Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton are together before attending Philip Schuyler's winter ball.


How does the bastard, orphan, son of a whore
Go on and on
Grow into more of a phenomenon?

Watch this obnoxious, arrogant, loudmouth bother
Be seated at the right hand of the father.
Washington hires Hamilton right on sight,
But Hamilton still wants to fight, not write.
Now Hamilton’s skill with a quill is undeniable
But what do we have in common? We’re
Reliable with the


There are so many to deflower!


Looks! Proximity to power


They delighted and distracted him
Martha Washington named her feral tomcat after him!

That’s true.


A winter’s ball
And the Schuyler sisters are the envy of all
Yo, if you can marry a sister, you’re rich, son

Is it a question of if, Burr, or which one?

Hey hey


  • The original name of "A Winter's Ball", prior to the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton, was "Ladies Transition", called a transition because of its short length and leading up to the next song in the musical.


Songs in Hamilton (Broadway Production)
Act One
Alexander Hamilton
Aaron Burr, Sir
My Shot
The Story of Tonight
The Schuyler Sisters
Farmer Refuted
You'll Be Back
Right Hand Man
A Winter's Ball
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Guns And Ships
History Has Its Eyes On You
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)
What Comes Next?
Dear Theodosia
Tomorrow There'll Be More Of Us
Act Two
What'd I Miss
Cabinet Battle #1
Take A Break
Say No To This
The Room Where It Happens
Schuyler Defeated
Cabinet Battle #2
Washington On Your Side
One Last Time
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
The Reynolds Pamphlet
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive (Reprise)
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives and Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story
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