Dear Theodosia is the 22nd song of Act One of the musical Hamilton.
Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton sing of their hopes for the futures of their loved ones - for Burr being his daughter Theodosia and for Hamilton, his son, Philip. They vow to be there for their children, to substitute for the absence of their fathers during their childhoods.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda stated that though this song is meant to be sweet, there is also a hint of irony in its lyrics . Though both men sing of keeping their children safe from harm, Philip was shot to death by wound in a duel and Theodosia was lost at sea. In his words, "both were literally or figuratively blown away at the prime of life".
- The irony in these words are revealed in Blow Us All Away, which are the exact lyrics in this song but used in an event when Philip is caught in a duel which will, eventually, end his life.
- Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the song the week he adopted his dog Tobillo.