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"Your Obedient Servant (Off-Broadway)" is the 24th song in Act Two and the 48th song overall in the Off-Broadway production of Hamilton.


How does
An arrogant
Insolent, immigrant, orphan
Bastard, whoreson
Somehow endorse
An aristocratic southern adversary
Impossibly connected
And keep me from being elected?

I wanna be in the room where it happens

The room where it happens
The room where it happens

You’ve kept me from—

The room where it happens

For the last time...

Dear Alexander:
I submit for your immediate perusal
A letter from a Dr Charles Cooper
Who was kind enough to give me his approval
To reprint a letter that he sent in confidence
He claims that on numerous occasions
You have called me "a dangerous man"
Furthermore I "ought not be trusted with the reins of government"
Obviously such an accusation must be met with either an immediate
acknowledgement or disavowel
Now! Are you capable of such a thing?

I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Burr

Dear Mr. Burr

I reflected on the letter I received from you
On the afternoon of June 18th
And I'm afraid that I cannot provide you
With the kind of answer that you're looking for
The phrase "numerous occasions"
In place of actual situations
Conveys infinite shades
It's way too vague a phrase to pin to serious allegations


Listen now; how am I to disavow
Something so unspecific
"Dangerous with the reigns of government", wow
Surely I said something less banal
Be realistic now

I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant
A dot Ham

Careful how you proceed, young man
Intemperate indeed, young man
Answer for the accusations I lay at your feet or
Prepare to bleed, young man

No. You know what? I don't like your tone
Lay it at my feet, I'll kick it down the road
Sorry if your life is difficult without your wife
You'll have to be more specific though

How's this for specific, Alexander?
Weehawken. Dawn
Guns. Drawn

You’re on

I have the honor to be Your Obedient Servant

A dot Ham

A dot Burr


Songs in Hamilton (Off-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
Ladies Transition
The Story of Tonight (Reprise)
Wait For It
Stay Alive
Ten Duel Commandments
Meet Me Inside
That Would Be Enough
Lafayette Interlude (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 Two
Washington On Your Side
One Last Ride (One Last Time)
I Know Him
The Adams Administration
We Know
Blow Us All Away
Stay Alive Philip
It's Quiet Uptown
The Election of 1800
Your Obedient Servant
Best of Wives, Best of Women
The World Was Wide Enough
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story