Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) - Act 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

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“One Last Time” begins with Washington giving the news of Jefferson’s resignation from the cabinet to Hamilton, and then telling Hamilton of Washington’s intention to not run again for President. Washington explains to the upset and unnerved Hamilton that he wants to return home; that he wants Hamilton to write his farewell address; and that the American people will be fine and move on, once he’s gone to retirement in peace. The song continues with Hamilton speaking the address as he writes it while Washington sings it. The piece ends with Washington saying goodbye. The early part of the piece has Washington singing while Hamilton raps; the middle part of the peace settles into a mid-tempo, R&B-style melody as Washington insists that Hamilton do as he asks. The chorus comes in during the song’s final moments, singing about...

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