The Schuyler Sisters

This song introduces two important characters: Angelica, and Eliza. But don't forget their youngest sister Peggy! While Peggy only sings in this song, she does dance in other numbers and comes back in Act II as Mariah Reynolds. While Peggy's role is small, Angelica and Eliza's roles are anything but. Eliza marries Alexander, and Angelica continues to love Alexander, but doesn't say anything for her sisters happiness.

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Lyrics:

BURR:
There’s nothing rich folks love more
Than going downtown and slumming it with the poor
They pull up in their carriages and gawk at the students in the common
Just to watch ‘em talk

Take Philip Schuyler, the man is loaded
Uh oh, but little does he know that
His daughters, Peggy, Angelica, Eliza
Sneak into the city just to watch all the guys at

COMPANY:
Work, work
ANGELICA:
Angelica!
COMPANY:
Work, work
ELIZA:
Eliza!
PEGGY:
And Peggy!
COMPANY:
Work, work
The Schuyler sisters

ANGELICA:
Angelica!
PEGGY:
Peggy!
ELIZA:
Eliza!
COMPANY:
Work!

PEGGY:
Daddy said to be home by sundown
ANGELICA:
Daddy doesn’t need to know
PEGGY:
Daddy said not to go downtown
ANGELICA:
Like I said, you’re free to go

But—look around, look around
The revolution’s happening in New York
ELIZA & PEGGY:
New York
COMPANY:
Angelica
SISTERS & COMPANY:
Work!

PEGGY:
It’s bad enough Daddy wants to go to war
ELIZA:
People shouting in the square
PEGGY:
It’s bad enough there’ll be violence on our shore
ANGELICA:
New ideas in the air

ANGELICA & MALE ENSEMBLE:
Look around, look around—

ELIZA:
Angelica, remind me what we’re looking for

ALL MEN:
She’s looking for me!

ANGELICA and (COMPANY):
Eliza, I’m looking for a mind at work (work, work)
I’m looking for a mind at work (work, work) [x2]
Woa-oah
SISTERS:
Woa-oah
SISTERS & COMPANY:
Work!

BURR:
Ooh, there’s nothing like summer in the city
Someone in a rush next to someone looking pretty
Excuse me, miss, I know it’s not funny
But your perfume smells like your daddy’s got money
Why you slummin’ in the city in your fancy heels?
You searchin’ for an urchin who can give you ideals?

ANGELICA:
Burr, you disgust me

BURR:
Ahh, so you’ve discussed me
I’m a trust fund, baby, you can trust me

ANGELICA:
I’ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine
So men say that I’m intense or I’m insane
You want a revolution? I want a revelation
So listen to my declaration:

ALL SISTERS:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident
That all men are created equal"

ANGELICA and (COMPANY):
And when I meet Thomas Jefferson (unh!)
I’mma compel him to include women in the sequel!

WOMEN:
Work!

ELIZA:
Look around, look around at how
Lucky we are to be alive right now
ELIZA, PEGGY:
Look around, look around at how
Lucky we are to be alive right now
ALL SISTERS:
History is happening in Manhattan and we
Just happen to be in the greatest city in the world

SISTERS & COMPANY:
In the greatest city in the world!

ANGELICA (ELIZA, PEGGY) ((MEN)):
Cause I’ve been reading Common Sense by Thomas Paine
(look around, look around)((hey, hey, hey, hey))
So men say that I’m intense or I’m insane
(the revolution’s happening in)((hey, hey, hey, hey))
ANGELICA (ELIZA, PEGGY) ((WOMEN)):
(New York) You want a revolution? ((look around, look around))
I want a revelation (In New York, woah)
So listen to my declaration ((the revolution's happening))

ALL SISTERS (WOMEN) ((MEN)):
We hold these truths to be self evident
(look around, look around) (hey, hey)
That all men are created equal
(at how lucky we are to be alive right now) (hey, hey)

ALL SISTERS & COMPANY:
Look around, look around
At how lucky we are to be alive right now
History is happening in Manhattan
And we just happen to be
WOMEN (MEN):
In the greatest city in the world (in the greatest city)
COMPANY:
In the greatest city in the world!

COMPANY:
Work, work
ANGELICA:
Angelica!
COMPANY:
Work, work
ELIZA:
Eliza!
PEGGY:
And Peggy!
COMPANY:
Work, work
ALL SISTERS:
The Schuyler sisters
COMPANY:
Work, work

ALL SISTERS (COMPANY):
We’re looking for a mind at work (work, work)
Hey (work, work)
ANGELICA (COMPANY):
Woah-ah! (work, work)
ELIZA & PEGGY (COMPANY):
Hey (work, work)
In the greatest city

ALL SISTERS:
In the greatest city
In the world!

COMPANY:
In the greatest city in the world!