You'll Be Back - Pharaoh/King George's song from Hamilton

Pharaoh’s Song

  • Sung to “You’ll Be Back”

(prepared by Zachary Krame and Evan Krame) 

You say, you want to leave Egypt, your own sovereign nation today,

You cry, as you pick up your undercooked bread that you left out to dry

Why so sad?

Remember we made an arrangement when you came to stay

Unpaid work’s not so bad

Remember despite our estrangement, I’m your man

 

You'll look back

Across the years

You’ll recount your people’s sweat and tears

 

Will you look back

And answer me

Were these plagues a real necessity?

 

Oceans part, armies drown

But don’t pity or wear a frown

For each year, when flowers bloom

You will gather friends and family, to tell the story of the Jews

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dada da da dayada

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dada da da da

 

You say hard labors rough and you can’t go on

But 40 years of desert seems so long

And, what about my silos

My large impressive silos

My handmade grainless silos

Those half-built, empty silos

They’ll be empty, forever, and ever and ever and ever and ever

 

You'll look back

Into the sea

I’ll be swimming there with my army

 

Enjoy your walk

You’ll love the heat

40 years ain’t easy on the feet

 

 

Now you’re gone, that's the deal

Can we finish up and eat the meal

For each year, when flowers bloom

You will set a plate featuring 7 symbolic items . . . . to tell the story of the Jews

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dada da da dayada

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dada da

 

Everybody!

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dada da da dayada

 

Da dada da da

Da dadada dayada

Dadada da da dayada